Digging Deeper

by Monday, 15 August 2011 03:31

The Role of Teaching and Teachers in the Boston Church of Christ

The Boston Church of Christ leadership is renewing its commitment to quality teaching in our congregation. A recent taskforce on teaching, comprised of elders, evangelists and teachers, proposed a vision statement for our church: “We believe that in-depth, comprehensive and quality teaching is essential for building and maturing the church and should be provided in every ministry setting for the purpose of Biblically grounding and strengthening the disciples of Jesus.”

by Monday, 15 August 2011 12:50

God's Worldwide Kingdom - Worship in the Lord's Prayer- Part 4

To create the greatest worldwide worship service ever for God's glory, Jesus taught the original disciples to pray a petition for God’s reign to be over all the earth.

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10

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