The excellent book The Trellis and the Vine finishes on a note that is strikingly relevant for our present context.
||Short Article|| Live-streamed video conferencing is not too far from the ‘face to face’ of 2 John 12, but it cannot make up the full experience of gathered fellowship. The time will come when we may reopen the doors of our churches and sit again on each other’s couches.
Last weekend four of our young men were baptised at our church camp. What follows are the questions that were asked, with some comments the significance they carry.
I would like to take the chance to thank all of you in the LRBC church family for supporting and encouraging me over the years of my tenure as youth pastor.
Two subtle but significantly different ways we can approach scripture.
If you are a Christian struggling to find a place in your church, do not give up: you have more to offer than you can realise.
Trusting the God who knows everything and knows him, the psalm writer submits himself to be examined, corrected, and guided.
The time when we praise God in song is a time to force cold and indifferent hearts into duty, to nurse godly affections into greater strength that have been smothered by our inclination to self, and to shove aside distracting thoughts of life’s affairs.
Sin is more terrible than we understand or acknowledge, but not more deep than the mercy of the God we dismiss and disobey.
It can be hard to really appreciate how challenging it is for some people to continue as Christians, and just how easy and attractive it is to simply tap out. Are we equipping people to process and understand these struggles well? Are we providing the support for them to hang in there while they do?