Your Spiritual Gift

Generally, when we discuss spiritual gifts, we turn to key passages such as 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12 or Ephesians 4.  These are the primary texts that help us understand the type of gifts that are bestowed upon believers at their conversion.  The uses of the plural noun, gifts, in these passages seem to indicate … Continue reading Your Spiritual Gift


Long Before Luther

 This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  It officially began in 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg.  The thing that often gets overlooked is the fact that the doctrines that the Reformation encapsulated were not new doctrines.  In fact, all of them had been around for … Continue reading Long Before Luther

4 Pictures of the Church

It is a common practice among professing Christians to announce, "I love Jesus, but I don't love the church."  There is a growing disconnect between claiming to be a Christian and recognizing the importance of the local church. In Scripture, the Greek word for church, ekklesia always refers to “a group of worshipers”; never a building, … Continue reading 4 Pictures of the Church