What is the church?

June 28, 2010 at 6:30 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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It seems like such an innocent question doesn’t it? Logic would say that there should be a simple definition for what the church is and that should be that. Unfortunately, there isn’t. Well, I take that back. There is a simple definition of what the church is. A large number of those who profess Christ even seem to know what this definition is. What’s odd is that, while they know the definition, it doesn’t match up with what they are living out. Taken to the next level, this same oddity seems to be true for local churches. Attendees can give the Sunday school answer for the question but, looking at the church/individual, there’s a discrepancy. Before I go where I’m going, it would be helpful to have the definition of what the church is according to the Bible: Continue Reading What is the church?…

Design of the Week 02/20/08 – Joyful Noise

February 20, 2008 at 1:14 pm | Posted in Designs of the Week | Leave a comment
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This design was born when I read Psalm 95:1. It says, “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation”. As Christians, we should be making a joyful noise to God every day! The Psalmist also said, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24) No matter what we are going through, we should be able to shout for joy, knowing that God is in control and that He is not caught off guard by anything. We should understand that as long as we seek Him and obey Him above all else, we will have nothing to fear, no matter how bad things seem to be. We can also have peace in the midst of the toughest storms of life because we will know that we are anchored in the Rock of Ages.

We can stand with Paul and say, “For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day”. (2 Tim. 1:12)

The confidence that Paul had came from the fact that he knew God. He didn’t just know about Him, he had a daily relationship with God. He knew God by spending time is the Scriptures. Because he spent time studying the scriptures, he also had a right view of God. He saw God as God was supposed to be seen, and not how Paul wanted to see Him.

If we will take the time to study the Word of God and to apply it to our lives, we will then begin to see God as He is meant to be seen. When this happens, we will start to understand just how awesome He truly is. This will lead us to the realization that we are truly blessed to have a God of infinite power, holiness, and majesty that is interested in the smallest details of our lives. This should be the foremost cause for us to shout every day and give God the praise He deserves!


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