Beyond the Bulletin

We Believe (Apostles' Creed)

Since its earliest days, the church has affirmed some basic truths - the Triune nature of the God-head, Christ's virgin birth, His crucifixion, death and resurrection, the universal Spirit-united church, bodily resurrection, eternal life and so on. In an effort to preserve and teach these foundational truths, our brothers and sisters in the early church compiled the "Apostles' Creed& »

Temptation to Mutiny

On October 12th, Columbus Day, we honor a brave ship captain. Shouldn’t we also celebrate the faith that Columbus’ sailors had in his leadership? By his calculations, their little ships had enough food and water to cross the Atlantic to Asia. He was off by 9000 miles, but fortunately, there were some islands and a couple of continents in »

Principles from the Life of Daniel

Among the heroes of the Old Testament, Daniel stands out as a model for believers in our modern, secular world. Many spiritual principles in the book of Daniel correct a number of errors prevalent today. Principle #1 A life that is pleasing to God consists of obedience, prayer, and cultivating inner qualities of the heart, rather than adherence to traditions »

Are You Ready to Sing?

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:16-17) Our »

We Will Feast in the House of Zion

Feast. We don't use that word much anymore. We attend dinners, receptions, barbecues or banquets, but when was the last time you received an invitation to a feast? Sounds exciting - a feast! I hearkens back to a time when a long table was set to accommodate a huge crowd. Instead of queuing up in a buffet line or waiters »