The local church is where Christians who love God express love to each other. Where believers relate in Christ-likeness, we discover the blessings of brotherhood—unselfish giving, witnessing, togetherness, counsel, completeness and support.
What is salvation? And what are the marks of true salvation? Many evangelicals (and Mennonites) have strayed from the original understanding of the word "salvation." Rediscover the nature and marks of authentic salvation.
Jesus told Nicodemus, "You must be born from above." In the kingdom, no substitutes will do—cultural conformity, territorial church membership, or religious effort. You need the Father's DNA.
From Gideon’s pitchers to the alabaster box, to the five loaves and two fishes and the bread we eat today—all needed to be broken. We too must be broken, like David and Peter, to be useful to God.
An elder speaks regarding brotherhood agreements—a concept common in Anabaptist groups. While abuse of practical agreements are devastating, Dale explores the potential for brotherhoods to come together in genuine unity of life.
Do we, like Moses, have personal conviction worth passing on? Personal conviction cannot be forced. We need to have a passion for our own personal conviction, yet respect others as well. Are we willing to allow our children to ask questions yet guide them diligently into a life of Christian service
We will have relationships with others all our lives. How do we build them? How do we blend, while acknowledging diversity? Is truth or love more important in a relationship? There are answers to be found from the One who made us all, and Who will help us to have mutually satisfactory relationships?
What is a hero? What is required to become one? NASA has identified nine characteristics that make heroic astronauts. Darvin takes those qualities and challenges Christians to make them an integral part of their lives, and in doing so, to become a hero.
How can a person know what is imaginary and what is actual? We tend to depend on our five senses to help us sort the fictitious from the genuine; but did you know that those may be fooled? So if our senses are not a reliable guide, what is?