Consider the Birds

Look at the birds. Really. Take a peak at them. Last week, I was in my front yard and I couldn’t help but notice how the birds were singing, hopping through the grass, pecking at insects, and flying from place to place. At a time where most people were very – and rightly – concerned,…

Welcoming and Inclusive are not Synonyms

Churches should strive to be both but can often miss the mark in one area without knowing it. Welcoming is simply understood as giving a welcome. Think of the traditional church usher as being a good word picture for how welcoming typically looks. A smiling face and a hand to shake. Yet, inclusion goes past…

Mercy Instead of Justice

“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.” – Rom. 9:15-16 In the midst of this chapter declaring…

We’re All Like Rahab

By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. Hebrews 11:31 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? James 2:25 We’re all familiar with the story of Rahab,…

The Doctrines of Grace

By Josh Winslett This article is titled the Doctrines of Grace. Simply put, the doctrines of grace describes the doctrinal belief that emphasizes the complete sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners. For the purpose of brevity we will discuss the five main points of this belief. These points can be illustrated by using…