Bible Reader

1 Corinthians 12:12-20

  • Thumbnail Congregations shouldn’t go it alone when there are resources across the body of Christ they can leverage. I’ve always thought pastors have the toughest job in the world. They must shepherd their congregation to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Every week they’re expected to knock it out of the park with a powerful sermon. They also […]

  • Thumbnail The “least of these” includes the unborn. In a recent Christianity Today article , Virginia senator and former Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine eloquently appealed to Christians to take seriously the biblical imperative to care for “the least of these” out of Jesus’ words in Matthew 25. I agree. According to Senator Kaine, Christians should use these words to inform how […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Our Spiritual Gifts Have an Expiration Date   7 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Let’s rejoice in them—while looking forward to a time when they’re no longer needed. Spiritual gifts can cause confusion. As a pastor in a charismatic church, I encounter it all the time. Some are worried whenever they hear talk of the gifts of the Holy Spirit—languages, prophecy, healing, miracles, and so forth—and others are worried whenever they […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: God’s Cleaning His House…the Church   2 years ago · View

    Thumbnail D.A. Horton stops by to talk about how God is cleaning up his bride amidst current events. God is cleaning house in the American Church. Through current events dealing with ethnicity, race, and systemic oppression, He is exposing our dirty laundry (the systemic segregation in our churches, interpersonal networks, and theological formation) because He loves us. […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Representative Suffering   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThe idea that someone or something suffers for the benefit or as a representative of another is a theme that runs through the Bible. In the Old Testament, animals were substituted for persons to bear the punishment for human sin. They represented the sinful human, vicariously suffering even though they were innocent because they could not […]

  • ICC Note: Since 2004, Christians in Iraq have been attacked over 80 times. Given little options to exist peacefully in Iraq, many Christians have fled the country in search of freedom to follow Christianity. Although the attacks on the Christian minority are both systematic and heinous, many Christians in the West continue to ignore their plight. Will these suffering […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Boko Haram Strikes Again in Nigeria & Believers Stand Firm   5 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Nigeria (MNN) ― Four believers perished in a suicide bombing thought to be associated with Boko Haram. Nearly 50 were injured in the attack on St. John's Catholic Cathedral Church, located in the state capital of Bauchi. Several were quite severe, and the death toll is expected to rise. According to the Associated Press, drive-by attacks […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: New Open Doors USA Contest Offers Life-Changing Trip   5 years, 4 months ago · View

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2012) – In 1 Corinthians 12:20, Paul writes: “As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”This verse is the inspiration behind a new contest which Open Doors USA has laun