The Crossroads of Conversion

Mark 10:13-31 | November 3, 2019 Overview More than a decree against divorce, Mark 10 is a plea for the kind of heart-felt followership that affects our closest relationship—to our spouse. Find out why every marriage demands deep discipleship in this message from Mark 10:1-12. Take Home Truth “Biblical conversion occurs when we respond to Jesus like a poor child …

Why Marriage Demands Discipleship (Mark 10:1-10)

Mark 10:1-10 | October 13, 2019 Overview More than a decree against divorce, Mark 10 is a plea for the kind of heart-felt followership that affects our closest relationship—to our spouse. Find out why every marriage demands deep discipleship in this message from Mark 10:1-12. Introduction What do you think makes a marriage strong and lasting? How do the people …

The Church’s Missionary Song (Psalm 96)

Psalm 96 | October 20, 2019 Overview This week we take an up-close look at what many consider to be one of the great missionary Psalms of the Bible—Psalm 96—showing us why our witness and worship are beautifully and powerfully inseparable. Take Home Truth The church’s missionary song is one of witness and worship and it is motivated by God’s …

The Delightful Duty of Deacons

The Delightful Duty of Deacons September 29, 2019 “And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, ‘It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint …

Mere Discipleship (Mark 9:30-50)

Mark 9:30-50 | September 29, 2019 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” – Mark 9:23-24. Overview What appears to be a random collection of responses by Jesus is actually an inside-look at the essentials of …

The Necessity of Dependence (Mark 9:14-29)

Mark 9:14-29 | September 22, 2019 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” – Mark 9:23-24. Overview It’s a mic-drop moment for the disciples as they see just how impotent they are without Christ. This week, …

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DOJ Opens Sweeping Anti-Trust Probe Into Big Tech Firms

This could be the start of something big. We have witnessed a lot of abuse at the hands of Big Tech, specifically Google, Facebook, and Twitter. These three companies have engaged in an all-out assault on free speech in America for the last three years. Moreover, companies like Google and Facebook have become notorious for their over-the-top violations of individual …

Bethlehem Baptist Church Deals with the Sexual Abuse of a Child

Another learning lesson from another prominent church. This time it is Bethlehem Baptist Church. The elders of the church announced a week ago (July 14) that a child had been abused by a juvenile in their children’s ministry. From all outward appearances, the elders are handling the situation with as much transparency as possible and following prescribed “best practices” when …