One Month Later …

Well, it’s been a couple of months now since we started into out our church-wide initiative of Treasuring Scripture Together. Some of us have been reading for distance through the Storyline of the Bible. Others have been reading for depth through the New Testament. We’ve also committed to memorize Scripture together. Hopefully, we have all been working to commit these […]

Studying Scripture … Together

This year, we have made it a church-wide goal to Treasure Scripture Together by both reading and memorizing Scripture. Tonight, for our mid-week gathering, we are going to add one more layer to it … Studying Scripture Together. For the remainder of the Winter and through the Spring, our Wednesday evening meeting will focus on learning how to rightly divide […]

Treasuring Scripture Together

We have stated that our key core value as a church is the Bible. The revelation from God to man and our only authority for belief and behavior. This has to be much more than a stated value; it has to be an actual reality in the life of our church. We want to be a group of people that […]

Advent Reading Plan

It’s December 1st! Why not embark on a simple reading plan in preparation for Christmas? The following Advent Reading Plan includes readings from some major Old Testament passages expressing the expectations of Messiah and goes to the narratives of Matthew and Luke’ Gospels to John’s prologue introducing the deity of Jesus. This Advent Reading Plan starts on December 1 and ends on December 25. This reading plan for Advent is from The […]

The Priority of Preaching

In his book, Reverberation, Jonathan Leeman states: God’s Word, working through God’s Spirit, is God’s primary instrument for growing God’s church. Unfortunately there is a prominent thinking among Christianity today that discredits preaching as outdated, and that something different is needed. The problem is that we have faulty ideas of what we think we need. […]

Stop Reading the Bible in Isolation

Let’s face it – being consistent in reading the Bible has it’s challenges. In previous posts, we’ve discussed the problems of fragmenting the Bible and amputating the Bible. However, one of the greatest issues facing us in reading our Bible may come as a surprise to many. Too often, Christians read the Bible in isolation. What? Aren’t we supposed to get alone […]

Stop Amputating the Bible

One of the reasons we said that we struggle with remaining consistent in reading and understanding the Bible is because we often fragment the Bible. You can read about that here. But another obstacle for us when it comes to reading the Bible is amputation. As a surgical procedure, doctors use amputation to control pain, or prevent […]

Stop Fragmenting the Bible

In our day and age, we have more Bibles than ever, more ways to access Scripture than ever, and yet, it seems Christians have a decreasing knowledge of their Bibles more than ever. It is one of the [mysteries] of our day that in a world of great opportunities, many Christians have less knowledge of […]

The Priority of the Word

Last month on LBCConnect, we began to discuss our Core Values as a church and their importance to our life together as a church. No doubt, most of us have a set of core priorities to guide us in making decisions in our life. Do I move to that location? Do I schedule this appointment? Do I accept […]

Every Promise of Your Word

For the month of September, we will be learning together Every Promise of Your Word. You can download the sheet music, listen to a clip of the song, and read through the text. Take some time to become familiar with the song before this Sunday. We’ll sing it together in our morning service. Download the sheet music – Every […]