Bad Religion – by Rubel Shelly Mean spirited —Bad religion. I’ve seen it,tasted it, and participated in it in my early ministry. But that is not what Jesus called us to be and do. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By [...]
BAD RELIGION – by Rubel Shelly
Set Free, Stay Free
“Houdini, the great escape artist, once claimed that he could free himself from any jail cell in only a few minutes. His challenge was answered by a small-town jailor. Houdini came and was placed behind the iron bars. The steel door was slammed shut. immediately Houdini went to the task of picking the large lock. [...]
JESUS MY FOCUS
The focal and pivotal point of God’s revealed Word, the Bible-from Genesis through Revelation-to Man is JESUS. Jesus – Genesis 3:15 cf Galatians 3:16 Jesus – Matthew 17:4-8 cf 1 Peter 1:16ff Jesus – Luke 24:27ff Jesus – John 12:21 Jesus – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Jesus – Hebrews 12:1-4 cf 1:3, 8; 3:1 Jesus – [...]
LIFE WHAT IS IT’S MEANING?
Life? What’s it all about? Who can make any sense of it? Is there an answer to life? Is there any direction for living life with any real meaning and purpose? These questions, and many others like them, are asked by every human being somewhere along the way: everyone searches for meaning, purpose, and direction. [...]
FUNCTION AND FORM FULFILLED BY GRACE OR LEGALISM?
Everybody, once the terms are defined, agrees that the Lord’s Church has “functions” to express and to enjoy: worship, holiness, faith, grace, freedom, prayer, teaching, evangelizing, praising, caring for the poor, etc., etc. The problem comes with “forms”, that is, the way the functions are to be expressed or accomplished. By definition and by their [...]