The Church

June 4, 2013

Prophets and Teachers: A Needed Balance in the Church

An article I wrote on the fivefold ministry over a year ago continues to be one of the most popular articles on my blog. There seems […]
May 14, 2013

Dividing Between Soul and Spirit

One of the great needs in the church today is the discernment to divide between soul and spirit. According to the Bible, it is the Word […]
March 12, 2013

Restoring the Gospel of the Kingdom

One of the keys to restoring the ministry of Jesus is restoring the message of Jesus. What was the message that Jesus preached? Matthew 4:23 says […]
February 1, 2013

4 Pictures of the New Testament Church

What is the church supposed to look like? We have many different traditions and styles of worship, but it is important that we pattern the church […]
January 31, 2013

Are We Building the House of God or the Tower of Babel?

I was struck by this thought recently: are we building the house of God or the tower of Babel? The story of the tower of Babel […]
January 29, 2013

3 Destructive Influences that are Infiltrating the Church

Jesus taught that the kingdom of God would have a permeating influence in the world, like leaven does in bread (see Matthew 13:33). But He also […]
December 5, 2012

Two Extreme Views of the Supernatural in the Church

In my previous article, I mentioned that the Bible is full of stories that include the supernatural. We see angels intervening in human affairs. We see […]
June 25, 2012

The Revelation of Jesus

When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So […]
April 20, 2012

The Fivefold Ministry

The term “fivefold ministry” comes from Ephesians 4:11-12: “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for […]
December 12, 2010

The House of God

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the […]
November 7, 2010

The Bride of Christ

So far in our study of the apostolic church, we have looked at the concept of the church being the family of God and the body of […]
October 24, 2010

The Body of Christ

What do you think of when you hear the word “church”? Some think of immaculate and sacred buildings with stained-glass windows. Others think of upbeat worship music […]