Knowing God

Knowing God

By very definition, God cannot be fully comprehended by the human mind. He is that much bigger and greater than us. Yet throughout history, God has been making himself known to us as far as we are capable. He met Moses on the mountain and spoke to him “face to...
One way to use your building to serve the community

One way to use your building to serve the community

If you are a church fortunate enough to own your own building, you have ways you can use what God has blessed you with to bless others. This article I ran across shows how one church will serve the community by opening its facility for a community open-market of...
The consecration of an altar

The consecration of an altar

During my stay in Honduras, one of the churches was dedicating their altar. It was essentially a platform or stage built of red tile and going all the way across the front of the church building (partially pictured below). Humberto came up front and shared from Romans...
The seven commands of Jesus

The seven commands of Jesus

Below is a list of the seven commands of Jesus taught to the people of Honduras. They follow a Spanish acronym that isn’t present in the English translation. 1. Repent and believe 2. Be baptized 3. Love the people 4. Receive communion 5. Give 6. Pray 7. Teach Notice...
Pastors and elders: defining our terms

Pastors and elders: defining our terms

Gerardo, a mechanic-pastor I met in Honduras, made a comment in passing that I found interesting: “The reason you need elders in your church is that they focus internally. Pastors, of course, are focused externally.” The “of course” struck me. I asked him...
How do others perceive Christians?

How do others perceive Christians?

How are we perceived from the outside? How would we like others to perceive us? How do those perspectives affect our testimony? What can we do about it? Food for thought from New York Times columnist Nikolas Kristoff.