The Kind of Love that is Building His Church
Jan22

The Kind of Love that is Building His Church

In a world where morality is falling like dead leaves in the winter words just don’t carry the weight necessary to communicate properly. Our actions are our only guarantee to others of the definition we give to our words. We have tried adding descriptive words to the word LOVE like radical, raw, extreme and the new one “epic” to assure others that we offer a better product. But this society is tired of commercials. Just like those...

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The Church in Community Is This Unity Possible? by Kokichi Kurosaki
Nov27

The Church in Community Is This Unity Possible? by Kokichi Kurosaki

It is very difficult to unify the creeds and institutions of many hundreds of denominations or churches. Indeed, it is almost impossible because many of them have very special kinds of creeds and interpretations of the Bible, of which they are so proud that it would be suicide for them to abandon or change them. If an attempt is made to find the largest common factor of the creeds of the many hundreds of sects, the result will be...

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Getting Back to Christ the True Center of Christianity by Kokichi Kurosaki
Nov27

Getting Back to Christ the True Center of Christianity by Kokichi Kurosaki

Recently, some have recognized the impotency and wrongness of the existing state of the churches and are endeavoring to remedy the situation by reuniting divided denominations. They seek to form an alliance of all churches into one ecumenical Church. However, this movement, too, is obviously doomed to failure and the very effort to unite the churches seems likely to end only in the formation of yet another great sect or denomination....

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Finding Focus in Christ Alone by David Fredrickson
Nov20

Finding Focus in Christ Alone by David Fredrickson

For several years now, there’s been much talk and writing about what church is and/or what it should be. Some of it is pretty good stuff as far as emphasis on relationship, participation, and freedom from hierarchical leadership goes. Others focus on irrelevant details such as how it should be structured and how best to meet. Somehow it all comes up short. We read in the book of Acts that the religious leaders knew Peter and John had...

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Reduced to Love by David Fredrickson
Nov20

Reduced to Love by David Fredrickson

In a conversation with a friend today I was recalling how many years ago I used to ask God to reduce me to love. It sounded really noble and spiritual. I’ve also often petitioned him for a baptism of love. Seemed like it would be a warm, cozy experience. Now, years later, if asked to draw a picture of the consequences attached to those prayers, I would probably use four frames to sketch a house with many rooms. The first frame would...

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