Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from September 2018

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults,…

The Gift of Tongues

The only narrative in the Bible describing tongues in detail appears in the book of Acts. Luke said that the apostles “were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4). The people who witnessed this sign were shocked: “Are not all these…

Matthew 19:25-26

25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 

Training Children, Not Controlling Adults

Brent Smith      Solomon says to “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22.6). Some commentators suggest that this proverb has to do with each individual child’s talents and natural abilities. Others think that Solomon is talking about a…

Teaching Rocket Workshop

Teaching Rocket Workshop Last fall (on October 15, 2017) Michael Whitworth presented his Teaching Rocket seminar. His messages were superb and inspiring. And so he’s been invited back to present Part 2 on September 23. Below are a few of the glowing reviews posted on his website: “I want to thank you again for an…

A Crazy Prophet

In one of his letters Peter speaks of the “madness” of Balaam (2 Pet. 2:16). This foolish prophet was hot-tempered, violent, stubborn, and greedy. But why does Peter mention him? Peter’s second letter is a warning against false teachers ready to take advantage of unsuspecting Christians. “False prophets also arose among the people,” Peter says,…

Dinner with Family

Dinner with Family meets every Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 6:45. It’s okay if you are late. You are still welcome. Only $2 dollars for each person or $5 dollars for a family. Joyce and Paula want to especially encourage Christian men to come and lead the prayer for the meal!