Prophecy was a miraculous gift given by God to the church of the first century. It consisted of inspired teaching. To the prophet God gave edifying words of truth. At times the prophet was instructed to register his message in written form. Some, but not all, of these writings were included by God in our New Testament.
A small element of prophecy was the prediction of future events. At certain points, God gave to the prophet knowledge of something that was to happen so that the hearers could prepare for the event. Continue reading
If each one will do a bit, much can be done. We have identified a family who lost everything in the Nashville floods. They are Christians and family members of people we know and trust.
Vicki and I just contributed to help this family. Won’t you join us in helping them as well? Continue reading
* A couple of people (maybe more, that I don’t know about) have railed at the BNc story about the debate on doing benevolence from the church treasury. Along the lines of how it’s such a waste of time. Ironic that they spend time venting about this waste of time. Now, I probably wouldn’t spend time debating that topic. But if there are those who want to limit the good works a church may do, perhaps it’s not such a bad thing to discuss that question. Continue reading
Help the new children’s home in Recife, Brazil. I know these folks well. Continue reading
The news report gives the low-down here, but Randy shares details of how it all came about. Continue reading
A news article about donor fatigue among Americans may suggest a worrisome parallel among churches. Continue reading
David Brassfield just sent this request for an elder in his congregation: Continue reading