Discovering Church

Let's enter an imaginary time tunnel and journey back about 20 centuries. As we do, remember that in the place we find ourselves there is no United States of America. The modern civilizations of Europe, Australia and Canada, as well as other contemporary cultures do not exist. Even the nation of Israel looks completely different.

Hair And Hats – The Church And Social Customs

Seventeenth in a series1 Corinthians 11:16 But if anyone is disposed to be contentious - we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God. This will be a two-part sermon. First, I must make comments that emerged from last week's message and some events of the past few days. Second, I will

Immorality In The Church

We don't want to spend all our time judging others, so we pretend we don't see what we see. ... In fact, we tear down the signs that say, "Danger. Do not swim. Waters are polluted."

How To Heal Divisions In The Church

Fifth in a series1 Corinthians 2:12-13 So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future - all belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God. Over lunch, several

Pray For The Preacher

Ephesians 6:19-20 The preaching life is a life of temptations and dangers, not the least of which is the temptation to think you're more important than you really are. None of us is irreplaceable. It's the message that's essential, not the messenger. As long as the preacher re

A Healthy Church

A Healthy Church (Fourth Sunday of Easter) Acts 2:42-47 Nearly two thousand years after its inception, the church continues to flourish. Throughout the centuries God, in His goodness and grace, has seen fit to pour out His blessings upon His elect. And though the church is

The Perfect Church

The Perfect Church (January, 2003 POL) Topic: Church, Installation Sunday Author: Edwin Gray Hurley, Pastor, The Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green, KY Title: The Perfect Church Text: John 2:1-11 One of the most engaging movies I have seen in a long time is "The Perfect Storm". It is about a 7