The Church is Not A Business…

One of the cries I often hear is the church is not a business.  This normally happens as we formalize something, such as organize a rota with an online planning method or we use a “secular” means of advertising such as billboards or leaflet distribution.  I have read a lot of business leadership books andContinue reading “The Church is Not A Business…”

Difficult Verses 5: 1 John 5.16

Someone emailed me this week asking about the meaning of 1 John 5.16, saying it had always been a puzzling verse to them.  And I agreed – it is a strange verse.  Read it for yourself in the KJV: If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask,Continue reading “Difficult Verses 5: 1 John 5.16”

Difficult Verses 4: 1 John 1.9

Well, thanks to the people who suggested this verse as a difficult verse they want an explanation on.  I will do my best to help you grasp what this verse is saying.  The verse says this: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse usContinue reading “Difficult Verses 4: 1 John 1.9”

Difficult Verses 3: Revelation 2.4-5 (part I)

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place   Revelations 2.4-5 has been used to condemn and beatContinue reading “Difficult Verses 3: Revelation 2.4-5 (part I)”