Easter 2013 – Why Does the Resurrection Matter?

The French positivist philosopher Auguste Comte once told Thomas Carlyle that he planned to start a new religion to replace Christianity. “Very good,” replied Carlyle. “All you have to do is be crucified, rise the third day, and get the world to believe you are still alive. Then your new religion will have a chance.” The […]

Posted on: March 27, 2013 - 9:59PM

Overview of Ezra/Nehemiah

The Sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression? We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the god-hood of God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according […]

Posted on: March 21, 2013 - 3:25PM

Snapshot (3/19/13)

Here are a few links to resources, articles and videos that have been really encouraging and helpful!  Take some time and check them out. What are we after with Missional Communities after all?     by Jeff Vanderstelt A short video snapshot of how some other brothers and sisters across the country are working through the […]

Posted on: March 19, 2013 - 11:42AM

Not a Club – An Embassy

If the local church is not just another group of many in our city, then, how are we to think about her?  How are we to relate as a part of her?  What does it mean to be a member?  Is membership even necessary?  Author Jonathan Leeman suggests that we need to begin by reshaping […]

Posted on: March 18, 2013 - 3:42PM

Nehemiah 13 – For the glory of God, our holiness matters

Sin … is still acting, still labouring to bring forth the deeds of the flesh. When sin lets us alone we may let sin alone; but as sin is never less quiet than when it seems to be most quiet, and its waters are for the most part deep when they are still, so ought […]

Posted on: March 14, 2013 - 8:26PM

Nehemiah 11-12 Covenant Community for the Glory of God

Why is it important that people gather in community and join God on His mission? It is important because all throughout Scripture, community is integral for the carrying out of God’s mission. God chooses to work through people to redeem His world. People reaching people. We undertake the mission of God together because by God’s […]

Posted on: March 8, 2013 - 7:47AM

Not just any group…

I’ll never forget the counsel I received as a high school sophomore: “Colleges will look to your extracurricular activities to get a more complete picture of who you are, what your interests are, & how well-rounded you are…so choose wisely the clubs you will join/activities you will participate in.” A few weeks later & I […]

Posted on: March 7, 2013 - 4:57PM