John 12:44-45 “Then Jesus cried out, ‘When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me.’”
    “I can only imagine” is the title of a popular and inspirational song. What will it be like to see the Savior in all of his splendor? We can only ima…[Read more]

  • Disciples are made, not born. Really? Is there a learning curve between becoming a Christian and starting to make disciples? Jesus was clear in the commission when he said, “Go make disciples…” A disciple is a disciplined follower of Christ. An imitator of God (Ephesians 5:1) as revealed through the living Christ. Obviously a person must…[Read more]

  • Vision Casting

    Vision: “The goals that an organization would like to achieve or accomplish in the future.” Vision is intended to serve as a clear guide for both current and future courses of action.

    A vision’s effectiveness, whether good or bad, depends on how it is brought together and executed. It is almost, if not completely, impos…[Read more]

  • Jesus said, “Go make disciples…” Are we missing something? I heard a preacher say once, “When reading the book of Acts, you will not read of one person who ate a bite, drank a drop, or slept a wink after hearing the gospel before he surrendered his life to Christ.” I suspect I have repeated that a thousand times in the past, but not in the last…[Read more]

  • I worshiped with a congregation in Collinsville, IL this past Sunday, November 26, that was very refreshing. You will find them listed as The Crossings Church Collinsville. They are a new Church Plant and describe themselves as non-denominational. They are currently meeting in the Doubletree Inn in Collinsville.

    Their mantra is, “Where the…[Read more]

  • Jim Woodell posted an update 7 years ago

    Baptismal Regeneration?

    Baptismal Regeneration is a term that is used to describe conversion taking place in the waters of baptism. It is believing that a special work of God is done on and for an individual just because they are baptized. Some even contend that the blood of Christ is in the water and a person contacts the blood when they are…[Read more]

  • “Here we are but straying pilgrims…” Amen to that! I grew up in a family where my dad was a Baptist, my mother a Nazarene and we attended a Methodist Church. Later I became a Freewill Baptist and then was introduced to the Church of Christ and baptized for the remission of my sins at the age of 21. This set me on a path of fellowship with the…[Read more]