This is a quick take on spiritual gifts. The post contains just several biblical observations on spiritual gifts along with some free resources on how to discover your spiritual gift. Quick Observations on Spiritual Gifts Awhile back, we had a men’s discussion group on the main spiritual gifts passages in the New Testament. We conducted observations … More Spiritual Gifts and How to Discover Them
Friends are hard to find and friendships are hard to maintain. Friendships can even be hard to find in the local church. In some cases, people may feel alone even in the healthiest of churches and it’s due to a variety of reasons. Some blame their church and some blame themselves. Some believe that their … More How to Make Friends in Church
This post is not intended for me to overvalue or undervalue certain parts of the physical gathering. This post simply expresses my current state of emotions regarding the things I miss most about going to church on Sunday. * Background: this post was written during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this pandemic all social gatherings (not … More What I Miss About the Physical Gathering of the Local Church
Social distancing is now a household term. The CA government is recommending that we “stay at home” except for essential work and necessities. Churches everywhere are suspending their services or utilizing technology as a means of continuing communication with their members in this time of crisis. So how do we serve the church without seeing … More Serving Your Church During the “Stay at Home” Order
Every Saturday morning I meet with a group of some of our church’s young men. Normally, I pick a topic and we read through some selected passages to discuss the text and some practical applications (it is a sort of informal use of the Swedish method of Bible study). A few weeks ago I asked … More Small Group Discussion: What is a Healthy Church Member?