Posts from February 2018

Posts from February 2018

Is the Church Just Another Social Club?

You come into a nicely furnished building and are warmly greeted. The service begins with a cordial welcome and announcements about sick members and upcoming service projects. You make a pledge of loyalty to a higher ethic and pay your dues. The service ends with the promise to meet again next week and you leave feeling encouraged and uplifted. Sound familiar? While this may seem like the description of a Sunday worship service, we just described your everyday Lion’s Club…

Why God’s Promises Matter To God’s People

From the beginning of scripture, we begin to recognize a unique characteristic of God: He makes and keeps promises. Early on, these promises are known as “Covenants” in which God enters into an agreement with humanity. For example, he promised Noah post-flood that he would not bring that form of judgment on the earth again (Gen. 9:11); He still keeps that promise today. He promised Abraham that He would give his descendants the land of Canaan (Gen. 13:14-16) and fulfills…