Digging Deeper

by Sunday, 31 July 2011 22:24

Worship in the Lord's Prayer: Part 3

The "fear of the Lord" is a theme seldom looked at as a type of worship. It is a topic Jesus introduces in the Lord's prayer with these 4 words: "Hallowed Be Your Name."

by Friday, 01 July 2011 08:08

Apostolic Beheading: the Death of Paul

"According to The People's Chronology, Paul was beheaded with a sword near Rome, possibly on June 29, 67. This date is open to dispute. Paul's death has been variously placed between 62 and 67. We shall probably never know for sure.

What we do know is that he gave his life for the faith he had persecuted."

Click here for the rest of the article from christianity.com

by Friday, 24 June 2011 05:57

Progress in our Teaching Ministries

There has been a consensus in our fellowship that depth of knowledge of the Bible is a weakness in our churches. Many bemoan the relative Bible illiteracy amongst the typical members in our congregations. I am blessed to get around to a lot of the our churches around the world. I have gotten the impression as I travel to churches across the US and on every continent that the ship is turning in the right direction. I would like to give a couple of brief anecdotes representing why I feel this is the case and suggest just a couple of practical steps individual members of our churches can take who have the conviction that we need deeper study of the Bible in our fellowship.
by Wednesday, 08 June 2011 07:04

Messianic Significance of Shavuot (Pentecost)

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins sundown Tuesday night June 7, 2011. Jews around the world welcome this time, which is also referred to as the “Feast of weeks” ;“Pentecost” ; or “Season of the giving of the law”. It derives its name from the fact that it was to occur exactly 7 weeks from the Sabbath day after Passover. Many disciples do not realize the tremendous significance of this holiday and even fewer understand its correlation with the beginning of the church as described in the second chapter of Acts.
by Tuesday, 31 May 2011 23:30

Saturate your Soul with Scripture - God reveals How

Many of us rely solely on SCRIPTURE MEMORY, or READING THE BIBLE IN A YEAR to get God's Word into our hearts and minds. The truth is God has revealed several ways to SATURATE OUR SOULS WITH SCRIPTURE. Are you taking advantage of all of them? Here are some tools from Scripture to help us all!

by Friday, 08 April 2011 05:28

Worship in the Lord's Prayer - Part 1

"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name..."

From start to finish, this model prayer contains many thoughts to stir worship and praise to our Father in heaven. This will be the first of a series of short devotionals on these inspired, prayerful words uttered by the King of Kings. As we get our heart and thoughts into the word of God, may the word of God get into our thoughts and hearts.

by Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:00

Worship in The Lord's Prayer - Part 2

"Our Father in heaven..."

From start to finish, this model prayer contains many thoughts to stir worship and praise to our Father in heaven. This is the second short devotional reflecting on these inspired, prayerful words uttered by the King of Kings. As we get our heart and thoughts into the word of God, may the word of God get into our thoughts and hearts.

by Friday, 22 April 2011 04:11

Appreciating the significance of Passover

Why is this Night Different Than All Other Nights?

“Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast-as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.” I Corinthians 5:7
by Saturday, 23 March 2013 21:16

Passover - Why is this Night Different Than All Other Nights?

Appreciating the Significance of Passover

Editor's Note: Several years ago I celebrated Passover in Jerusalem with 300 Jewish people from around the world. That experience opened my eyes to the significance of the Passover for modern disciples in every generation. Phillip Lester, a Jewish brother in the New York City Church of Christ, shares his study and observations.

by Friday, 22 April 2011 03:20

Toolbox of Spiritual Resources from Singapore

God has used John and Karen Louis to plant and build amazing churches in Asia and Australia. Over the years they have developed a series of invaluable lessons into a spiritual Toolbox that contains a wide variety of resources with the aim of providing disciples a structured approach to building their faith, maturity and knowledge. All of this material is free at the Central Christian Church of Singapore website.