Searching for Authentic Relationships in Church by Steve Crosby
Oct30

Searching for Authentic Relationships in Church by Steve Crosby

There is a God-impulse in the hearts of millions of believers around the world for what could be called “authentic relationships” in contrast to the relational sterility common in religious constructs. This pursuit is, in my opinion, birthed of God’s Spirit. However, there is no limit to the creative capacities of our carnal religious nature to ruin a beautiful thing! Some are following this impulse by removing themselves from...

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The Study to Show Yourself Approved Misinterpretation by Steve Crosby
Oct09

The Study to Show Yourself Approved Misinterpretation by Steve Crosby

You Can’t “Study” to be an “Approved and Unashamed” Workman! Have you ever met someone who was a walking-talking Bible encyclopedia, yet unlike Christ in very pronounced ways, lacking the aroma of Christ? It is all too common among fundamentalists and evangelicals, who erroneously believe that “studying the Bible” is how one is “approved unto God” based on 2 Tim 2:15. A basic premise of “studying the Bible” is originality: that is,...

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Why the World is not interested in your End Time Prophecy
Oct01

Why the World is not interested in your End Time Prophecy

Recently, I have seen an undue and unscriptural focus concerning End Time prophecy. It worries me that some think they have the entire end-time figured out like if it was a schedule, a calendar or a road map. It worries me that they think they know everything that is going to happen and when. The only problem I have with them is the same one most “out of the system” Christians and the lost have with them. They are critical of...

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Ten Negative Consequences of Separating Gospel Truths from the Kingdom by Joseph Mattera
Sep26

Ten Negative Consequences of Separating Gospel Truths from the Kingdom by Joseph Mattera

Truly the greatest discovery I ever made in the Bible was when my eyes were opened to understand how the gospel relates to the Kingdom of God! When this happened in 1995 it was after 17 years of preaching an individualistic gospel that conceptually reduced the gospel to deal only in terms of individual salvation. Missing was the societal and systemic impact the gospel is supposed to have, which is embedded throughout Scripture....

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Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church
Sep20

Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church

In our interpersonal dealings with folks, as long as people are happy with the rug they are standing on, they will not appreciate you or I trying to pull it out from under them – even if we really have a better rug for them, tug ever so gently, and try to convince them of how loving we are for tugging! As long as people are happy with their rug, every attempt to persuade them about how bad their rug is, how unhelpful it is for them,...

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