Church: Who’s In Charge?

Who is in charge of Jesus’ Church?  That simple question evokes just about as many answers as there are churchgoing people in multitudes of local churches and church denominations around the world.  Is there an answer?  Is there one simple answer?  I believe there is—and I’ll be responding to that question in this teaching. DefinitionsContinue reading “Church: Who’s In Charge?”

The Kingdom of God

NOTE:  The Kingdom of God and miracles, signs, and wonders have a “divine connection.”  We can’t understand either of those subjects without understanding that connection.  Along with studying this teaching, please study our other teaching on this website entitled “Miracles, Signs, and Wonders.” Matthew 6: 33: “Seek God’s Kingdom first—aim right at it and focus onContinue reading “The Kingdom of God”

4 Views: Who Has the Final Word?

You may not want to hear it. You may not believe me. But I want to tell you an astonishing truth right up front: not all Jesus believers on this planet believe exactly the same as you do, but they’re still believers in Jesus! I know, I know . . . that’s a real shockContinue reading “4 Views: Who Has the Final Word?”

God and Religion

To introduce my subject, I begin by saying I don’t pretend to have all the answers to some of the challenges faced by Jesus’ Church on the earth in our times. In fact, I have far more questions than answers. All I know is that I see many problems with Jesus’ worldwide Church, but JesusContinue reading “God and Religion”

Solid Foundation

It’s just plain ol’ common sense: if someone begins to construct a building that will stand firm and last a long time, they should always begin with a solid foundation. If you don’t have a solid, strong foundation, whatever you construct on that foundation will fall apart and collapse.  God is engaged in the lifelong processContinue reading “Solid Foundation”

Religious Dogma

To begin this teaching, I’ll define “dogma” as found in most dictionaries: “Dogma is when an individual or group teaches you something in an attempt to convince you their view is authoritative or the only truth about a subject—that their belief or view is the only correct one.” Dogma can be asserted or presented in manyContinue reading “Religious Dogma”

21st Century Church

I am writing this teaching in the first year of the 21st century—2001. I wonder what people will think who might read it in the early 22nd century. Will they feel the article was timely, appropriate, and correct? Or, might they feel I was a “false prophet” when I wrote it and none of theContinue reading “21st Century Church”