Jack P. Lewis on fads in the church

Jack P. Lewis on fads in the church


By David R. Kenney

from the Wadworth OH church bulletin

Jack P. Lewis has a Ph.D. from both Hebrew Union and Harvard University. He is Professor of Bible Emeritus of Harding Graduate School of Religion. He was written over 20 books and many articles. His scholarship is widely respected. He serves as an elder in the church at White Station in Memphis, and he has…

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God have us free will in order that…

God have us free will in order that…

God have us free will in order that we might choose his good, well-pleasing and perfect will. Rm 12.2

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UPLift: Unsure

Today is Friday, but the hour’s unsure,
We’ve crossed a zone of time, or two or three;
To find the body’s clock there’s but one cure:
A week of sleep within our new degree. (more…)

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Two Choices - Choose God as master because he is Creator

Two Choices – Choose God as master because he is Creator

We’ve learned about the two choices we have for Sunday worship and the two choices we have about how to treat others. With this lesson we will start to look at the two choices we have for a master.

What is important to know at the beginning is that a choice for master will be made. By not picking God you automatically choose Satan. God and Satan are the only two choices there are. You do serve…

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Whose burden are you carrying?

Whose burden are you carrying?

“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV).

The rickshaw van is one of the most common vehicles in South Asia. They are pedal-driven utility carts, tricycle style, with essentially…

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"Going to Church"

“Going to Church”

“Going to church” is not a matter of going to the building as some sort of check off list. It is not a matter of “works religion.” Gathering together with the saints is much more than that. The saints in the 1st century did so (Acts 20:7), and Paul exhorted the saints in Corinth to do the same (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 4:17). Those who love the Lord won’t be any place but where the Lord desires, and…

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There have been many times when I have eaten my lunch while continuing to work at my desk. On such occasions I have experienced reaching for my lunch, only to realize I had already eaten it all. Because my mind was really somewhere else, the food was consumed without even remembering tasting it. Not only might I not remember what I ate, but why I ate it.

Though my following list is not in any…

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The politically useful Jesus vs. the Jesus of the Bible

The politically useful Jesus vs. the Jesus of the Bible

Rad JesusJohn Fugalsang is one of the political types – recognizing the powerful moral influence of Jesus – seeking to make Jesus useful for his own social/political agenda. Fugalsang, in seeking power and legitimacy for his own views, recreates Jesus in his own image.

Fugalsang has a popular meme going around social media that spins Jesus into a more politically useful mold. This man-made Jesus has just…

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What’s our excuse?

What’s our excuse?

We sometimes think that we have it bad trying to tell others the good news of Jesus. Maybe we have glorified what happened in the first century, thinking it was so easy – just open your mouth, tell them about Jesus, and presto! 3000 want to become Christians! If we understand the scriptures – and are honest with ourselves – we realise it wasn’t quite that easy. It isn’t about how easy it is. It…

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Five things that are wrong with the church!

Five things that are wrong with the church!

OK now that I have your attention, I have a question: Why are we drawn so strongly toward the negative? The internet is littered with negative titles: “Four Things Christian Parents Are Doing Wrong!” the title screams, “Six Things the Church Should Get Rid of Immediately” another yells.

These articles appear to be written by well-meaning people, believers in Christ, no doubt. But it seems so hard…

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