Let’s get into our Bibles and get connected to its power. Its words are charged with life! When we get into our Bibles, it’s not that the Spirit of God makes the words come to life, because the word of God is already alive and active, and has been since He first spoke them.… Continue reading Get Connected!
Leadership is determined by the extent you influence regardless of rank. And, contrary to how most local churches and denominations have been structured and governed, the New Testament church did not use or require hierarchy when it came to leadership. The elders, whether apostles, prophets, evangelists or pastors and teachers, had no rank in the… Continue reading No Rank, only Roles in the Body of Christ
Is your Jesus, Jesus? At this time in Church history it’s essential that the issue of the authority of God’s word be urgently addressed. Through neglect or undermining of God’s word, we are in danger of attributing aspects to God after our own imaginations. In this way your Jesus and mine can be quite different… Continue reading Where the Bible is, God is
Why is it that there are so many messages on the subject of godly women submitting to their husbands and husbands being the spiritual head of the home? Is it because this message is so hard to swallow that we need to keep being reminded of it? I think if we had half a chance… Continue reading Equality in Marriage – 1
When considering God's revelation given to us in the Bible, it is correctly argued that He only gave us what He intended to communicate. It wasn’t His intention to give us further details and information that we often enquire about. With this in mind, some who wish to keep a faith in both the Bible… Continue reading Did God Keep the Story of Evolution from Us?
Part 2 of 3 (go here for part 1) Government has laws so that the people it serves can happily co-exist. Now, imagine God became one of our citizens. What would He want government to legislate? Do we think that He thinks differently now to when He gave laws to His people Israel? Sure, the covenant… Continue reading God’s Laws, Government’s Laws and Christianity – Part 2 of 3
Part 1 of 3 In these next posts I put to you three, of probably many, questions to consider around the contentious issue of governments making laws, and I discuss my thoughts around these questions. The first is, “Which of God’s laws should a government include in their list?” The framework for my consideration is… Continue reading God’s Laws, Government’s Laws and Christianity – Part 1 of 3
Part 5 (Go here for part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 6) While we have taught and even encouraged complete dependency on Jesus as our Head with mutual submission to one another, in reality we have also erroneously instituted and taught hierarchical leadership in the Body of Christ as being Biblical. The two… Continue reading Hierarchical Leadership – The Main Hindrance in the Body of Christ Part 5
Part 3 (Go here for part 1, part 2, part 4, part 5, part 6) We have patterns in our Christianity that follow the exact philosophies of this world. One of these is in the area of leadership. We are aware that we should not lord it over one another, but our structures have hierarchy and… Continue reading Hierarchical Leadership – The Main Hindrance in the Body of Christ Part 3
Silence of the Lambs Churches and denominations have created an impasse for true unity, by holding on to different beliefs and practices that members are expected to adhere to. Any discussions outside the boundaries that are allowed in churches are generally muted by the immediate leaders who are often in no position to effect any… Continue reading What divides the body of Christ – Part 3