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September 19, 2017
6 Tips to Reading the Bible on Your Own (Part 1)
Gary Derbyshire

Psalm 1:2 says of a blessed man that, "his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” The blessed man is one who meditates on scripture. He doesn’t just know it; he dwells on it, pores over it. Moses, upon leading the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt, said […]

September 12, 2017
5 Signs You're Treating Your Church Like a Nonprofit
Gary Derbyshire

This is the third installment of the What is a Church series! Let’s get right to it. In the New Testament, a local church was a "called out assembly" or ekklesia, of people, whose foundation was Jesus Christ the Son of God and goal was to magnify and reproduce the glory of God. Certainly, local churches express […]

September 5, 2017
7 Signs You're Treating Your Church Like a School
Gary Derbyshire

This is the second installment of the What is a Church series. You can check out the first one here. Let’s get right to it. In the New Testament, a local church was a "called out assembly" or ekklesia, of people, whose foundation was Jesus Christ the Son of God and whose goal was to magnify and reproduce […]

August 28, 2017
6 Signs You're Treating Your Church Like a Gym
Gary Derbyshire

Every Sunday and throughout the week, millions of Americans are attending or gathering with other people in this phenomenon called Church. What does your church mean to you? How do you know you have a church? In the New Testament, a local church was a "called out assembly" or ekklesia, of people, whose foundation was Jesus Christ […]

August 28, 2017
Mom, I Couldn’t Pray at the Temple Yesterday
Gary Derbyshire

“Mom, I couldn’t pray at the temple yesterday,” M said. I sat at the edge of my seat at an old, rotting table beside a busy street in a small town in Southeast Asia I will call BP. My wife and I watched as my dad conversed with a mother in her 30s and her […]

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