Posts By: Adam

Wedding Message

Recently, we celebrated the wedding of my oldest son and his girlfriend, both members in our community. I was privileged to give this homily on that wonderful day. Trier, Germany, a city with an ancient history is situated on the banks of the Moselle river in the important Moselle wine region and is located near… Read more »

The Revelation of God is the Cross

“The revelation of God is the cross. This is the image in which we are to be transformed and this can only take place in the context of relationships.” – Alec Brooks

Haikus

One tenet of our membership covenant is: Uphold the standard of a Christ-honoring environment On one of our previous retreats we focussed on this tenet. As an exercise we came up with haikus to capture the meaning of it. Here are few of them: With entertainment Proactivity is key Think through your choices – Margie… Read more »

We are the kingdom work

“The local body of believers is God’s kingdom work. We don’t do that work; we are that work! God is building a kingdom, Jesus is the cornerstone, and his people are the building.” – John C. Nugent, Endangered Gospel

Satan’s Attacks On Devotion

Every Christian has to decide how he best can serve God. On this point he will most likely receive plenty of advice from friends, family and the world in general. One particular source of “advice” will surely be the enemy of his soul – Satan. Satan is not asleep or incompetent as some may imagine…. Read more »

Open To Grace

Imagine three scenarios: Follow the Leader? A Christian businessman makes room in his crowded schedule to meet with colleagues at a local restaurant. Waiting at a table set for six persons, the clock makes it plain that he will be eating alone. Text messages and emails trickle in from each of the business leaders excusing… Read more »

Body Salvation

Body Salvation

Is Your Body Saved? Is your body saved? That sounds odd. If I was asked if my soul was saved I would understand what was being asked (while taking exception to framing it that way). But bringing the body into it introduces all kinds of confusion. Christianity tells us that we need saving. Various traditions… Read more »

Participation in the Life of God

“[T]he way Christians eat together, keep time, celebrate, forgive debts, express thanks, show hospitality, demonstrate compassion, live simply, and share their material resources with one another is an actual participation in the life of the triune God through whose Spirit we have been incorporated into a body whose head is Christ.” Bryan P. Stone, Evangelism after Christendom:… Read more »

Church Involvment

“Church involvement in the New Testament sense means the development of intimate, heathy, long-lasting relationships with one’s brothers and sisters in Christ.” – Joseph Hellerman, When the Church Was a Family

When the Church Was a Family

“The evidence is conclusive, and the voices are unanimous. For Jesus, Paul, and early church leaders throughout the Roman Empire, the preeminent social model that defined the Christian church was the strong-group Mediterranean family.” Joseph H. Hellerman, When the Church Was a Family