As a pastor, I have discovered that just the thought of “family worship” or “family devotions” can be overwhelming to Christian parents. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is because parents think they need to duplicate the Sunday morning worship service. The reality is that family worship doesn’t have to be complicated. Quite simply, […]Read More What is Family Worship?
I would like to congratulate John Stumbo on being elected as the new president of the U.S. Christian & Missionary Alliance. John has filled many roles within the C&MA over the past 30 years, including pastor, administrator, and most recently a District Superintendent. Other than watching a few videos that featured him, I don’t know […]Read More John Stumbo: New President of the C&MA
This Saturday is my 30th birthday. For the last 20 years or so, my birthday has never been a big deal to me and I don’t expect that to change this year. However, over the past few weeks I have been thinking about the biblical significance of age 30. Let me give you a few […]Read More Is There a Biblical Significance to Age 30?
For a little over a year, our family has lived in the church parsonage. Although it took some getting used to, we have very much enjoyed it. There is much I could tell you about parsonage life, but I will limit myself to one lesson that has come by way of this unique living experience. […]Read More The First Principle of Stewardship
I recently listened to a sermon by John MacArthur called How to Recognize a Real Church. Here is a sampling of it: “One of my friends recently wrote a little article pointing out that the church is indicted repeatedly today as a failure–the church has failed. Look at the world; that’s evidence of the church’s […]Read More The Only Way The Church Can Fail
For several months now, our adult Sunday school class has been working through the book of Isaiah. One of our elders, John Sensenig, has been our tour guide through this grand Old Testament book. Currently, we are in chapter 32, which means we are almost midway through (a total of 66 chapters). In addition, our […]Read More An Invitation to Study the Prophets