“What does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and will all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13) We tend to make life so complicated when it doesn’t have to be. … Continue reading What Does The Lord Require Of You?
We all have principles that we live by. These principles guide our lives and determine how successful we become in life. Those who are not committed to sharpening their saw (Ecclesiastes 10:10) and becoming more effective in daily living, will only hinder and limit their potential contribution in this world. As a busy pastor with a young family, I am always open to advice in … Continue reading Book Review – “Rules To Live By: 52 Principles for a Better Life”
The highest moral laws in the secular west today are toleration and non-judgmentalism. The very ideas of inclusion and exclusion in any context make people think of elitism, xenophobia, or racism. Still, church membership is an idea with deep biblical roots: •The garden of Eden had an inside and an outside (Gen. 2:8, 3:24). •Noah’s ark had an inside and an outside (Gen. 7:16). •The … Continue reading Is Church Membership Biblical?