When I think about the day Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary, and when I think about the serious nature of what He was accomplishing on that cross, I am reminded of the fact that we should conduct ourselves with the kind of gravity and seriousness which His death on the cross deserves. When Christians come together their primary function should be to worship. Discipleship and edification close seconds, but worship is the primary function for which we were created and it is our central purpose when we gather corporately. Continue reading
I’m a sucker for a good deal. On September 2, 2016, I went online and ordered a leather bracelet with a metal tag engraved with the word “I,” a picture of a heart, and the word “Jesus.” Since I work with students, I thought this item would make a great gift for someone who has done an outstanding job in our ministry. Not only was it a good-looking bracelet, but the price was right; I could buy both the bracelet and tag for the low, low price of 50 cents. Continue reading
This article originally appeared at Dr. Floyd’s blog and is used by permission.
As a local church pastor and leader, I stand amazed, but also burdened over the ongoing attacks that are aimed at what I call “religious straw men.” The term “fighting a straw man” is used when one states a belief in an exaggerated way and then destroys it. Usually someone is attacking the belief and practice of another person, but doing so by creating a different reality of what actually occurred. Continue reading