Last spring I spoke flippant words and those words hurt someone in the church. And although we talked about it openly and everything was made right, a weird remnant of insecurity hung over my interactions with others. God reminded me…Continue Reading
Blog Posts on Fellowship & Hospitality
The church is filled with lots of dangerously different people.
There are rich and poor, old and young, male and female. We have families with fifteen children and fifty-year-old unmarrieds. There are Republicans and Democrats, executives and janitors, athletes, artists,…Continue Reading
When reading Paul’s letter to Philemon this week I saw a theme I hadn’t really seen before. This letter is an instruction on how to refresh the saints.
Philemon was a refreshing person. When Paul thought about Philemon he thought…Continue Reading
Charles Spurgeon writes:
Some are like the sun going down in the west; they will be gone soon. Serve them, dear brethren. You that are in health and vigour, comfort them, strengthen them, and help them all you can. Be… Continue Reading
Early on in Piper’s pastorate, he articulated some theological reasons for having church picnics:
If picnics don’t have to do with God we may as well close up shop. Either all we do has to do with God or he…