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Month: February 2015

When You Hate Church

When You Hate Church

      David Cannistraci When I first saw Survivor, I was overcome with a strange deja vu experience. Where had I seen this kind of reality–the social cliques, secret divisions, unbridled rivalry and shocking betrayals–before? Then it came to me: I know where I’ve seen this. These people are in my church, and they’re playing this game! That’s when an idea for another reality series was born in my heart: Survivor: The Local Church! OK, this may be a…

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Keeping Things Simple

Keeping Things Simple

By Paul & Joy Hattaway “I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-3).   Over the years we have come to understand that the Gospel is a…

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Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts

The Spiritual Gifts are among the richest blessings for Believers, and yet also remain among the most divisive topics within the Christian community. 1 Corinthians chapters 12 and 14 reveal more about the work of the Holy Spirit than do any other passages in the Word of God. Our challenge will be to blindfold our prejudices and carefully examine what the Word tells us. Read the full article…