Your kids have asked you this question. Actually, let’s just admit it- you’ve asked this question. Why do I have to go to church every week? It’s not always fun, I have lots of other things I could be working on, and I don’t always feel very spiritual. Some weeks I’d rather avoid church and churchy people altogether. So, will God be mad at me if I miss churc...Keep Reading
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According to Harold Best, God created worshippers. We were created pouring out worship. Each member of the Trinity continually worships the others. God created us in his image. We were created to pour out worship upon the Trinity, but since we are fallen we worship created things rather than the creator....
The last week of March, starting on Palm Sunday, March 25th, and culminating on Easter Sunday, April 1st, is known as ‘Holy Week.’ Some consider this week the most important week in the entire church year. During this week, we follow the timeline of Jesus’ last week before His resurrection. You can read about this ‘final week’ in all four of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with each gospel writer giving slightly different perspectives on the events of the week....
In today’s climate, you cannot escape sex. It’s on billboards, in movies, on TV, on the news, and on both levels of the shopping Mall. The only place you can go to consistently escape sex is Church. Everyone else talks about sex incessantly, but churches still seem afraid to bring it up. ...Keep Reading
Hannah struggles with OCD and anxiety disorders. She thought she was not a christian because she had doubts. Through the gospel, she learned God loves her with her doubts and anxiety. ...Keep Reading
Teenagers believe they are adults and want their parents to believe that too. Wise parents see through the bluff and realize their children still need protection, guidance, and approval. ...Keep Reading
Some men complain that they can't stop imagining sexual fantasies. Maybe the problem is they try to stop too soon. I suggest you go ahead and continue imagining. Imagine all those consequences that will come when you start indulging that one brief fantasy. ...Keep Reading
Kate Kessler is moving to Uganda on Monday to work with missionaries there. She wanted to share this letter with her church family. ...Keep Reading
Sometimes the people who should love and protect us the most end up hurting us the deepest. In those cases, God gives us church where we can find love and heal. ...Keep Reading
Raul is joining our church staff as our Church Planting apprentice. He plans to plant a church in East Tulsa near 31st and Garnett. ...Keep Reading
Many of us miss Easter. It lies tucked into the busyness of Spring. Missing it could be the worst mistake you ever make. ...Keep Reading
As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I want to remind you that God specializes in bringing light out of darkness. As a matter of fact, “Let there be light” are his first recorded words (Genesis 1:3). If you are in despair, do not be afraid to ask him for that ray of light. We will watch for that light together. ...Keep Reading