The Truth about Unity in the Body of Christ by Steve Crosby
Nov18

The Truth about Unity in the Body of Christ by Steve Crosby

It is sad to say but very few believers actually understand the truth about unity in the Body of Christ. What follows doesn’t come from a sermon series or hand picked bible verses but it is the product of what has been forged at a great price in the trenches of Church life. JLB Editor There’s an old saying that if we ever saw sausage being made, we would never eat sausage! Saying you favor Christian unity is like saying you love...

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The Church needs an Upgrade to the New Covenant!
Oct31

The Church needs an Upgrade to the New Covenant!

There is a great need today for the church to upgrade to the New Covenant. Much of what is done and said today comes from Old Testament scriptures. Its time to return to a Christ-centric gospel and leave behind the old for what Hebrews calls a better covenant based on better promises. Jose Bosque, Editor The Greek language is richer and more nuanced than English in many ways. Often a lot of richness is packed into small prepositions...

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Difference Between Knowing God and Spiritual Formulas
Oct16

Difference Between Knowing God and Spiritual Formulas

A friend and I were recalling the season many years ago when a popular teaching on faith emerged that promoted a clear cut strategy for getting from God what you wanted. If your heart was set on a bicycle, for instance, you must submit the request complete with the color, size and brand name. This concept is still popular today along with countless other methods to spiritual “success”. Religion is great at coming up with...

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How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens
Oct01

How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens

I could just see a pastor asking his members this question.How are my Sunday Sermons? Perhaps that is not the best way to judge the value of a leader’s ministry.The real question should be: DO WE GATHER FOR A MONOLOGUE OR A SYMPHONY when we come together? Here is a recent discussion I had on the subject with a brother (Chuck) and I thought it would serve as a valuable lesson to those who are listening.   Jon, I have been...

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Celebrity Pastors Getting to the ROOT of the Problem
Sep18

Celebrity Pastors Getting to the ROOT of the Problem

America is one big celebrity culture. Big names. Big followings. Big money. One expects celebrity worship and big money in the culture of the world, but we can also see it in what calls itself church. Truth is, there has been a religious system in place since 250AD that has elevated church leaders in an extremely unhealthy way. In the early church there was no “clergy” and “laity” as these words have been used traditionally for...

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