LBC EQUIP

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Passion Week Devotional Readings

This Sunday, April 14, marks the beginning of the week known as the Passion Week. As we prepare for this special time of year, we’ve prepared some brief Scripture readings to help you to … Take some time each day to reflect on what Scripture reveals about the person and work of Jesus. Consider the significance of Jesus’ final days. Prepare to celebrate His resurrection and promise of new life for all who believe! These passages are just a small selection to…

Just for Starters

What would happen if God were to bring a brand new believer into your life? What if suddenly, our church soon began to witness God answering our prayers to see more people coming to faith in Jesus through the witness of our members? How would you help? Would you know where to start? Would you struggle with what to say? Could you identify if they truly understand the Gospel? Would you feel capable of helping establish them in the faith? …

How to Handle Sin: 1 Corinthians 5

This past Sunday, we took a look at a somewhat shocking passage of 1 Corinthians, where Paul begins to speak to the Church about their tolerance of outright sexual sin in their midst and how they should instead respond. We learned about the biblical teaching of a practice referred to today as church discipline, its end goal (restoration of the one being disciplined), and its rooting in the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 18. One of my favorite parts of…

Why Missions Conference

Each year around this time, we set aside a few days to focus on what God is doing locally, nationally, and globally. It’s really a wonderful time for our church family and the missionaries that are with us for the week. But it’s much more than a programmed event. In fact, let me suggest to you 3 reasons why we would take the time, energy, and finances to host a Mission’s Conference. Remind  We are such forgetful people.  We get so…

New Resource for Parents & Children

In his book, The Disciple-Making Parent, Chap Bettis says, The foundational parenting text is not Ephesians 6:1-4 or Deuteronomy 6:4-9, as important as they are. Rather it is Matthew 28:18-20. In other words, as Christian parents, your primary goal is not simply to parent your children, but to disciple your children to love and obey Jesus. Of course, discipleship takes place along the way through all of life, but according to Ephesians, one of the most significant means of discipleship for the family is the…

How Should Leaders Lead?: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

This week, we delved into the first five verses of chapter 4 in 1 Corinthians. Previously, we saw Paul correcting the Corinthians in their disunity, specifically in the area of their devotion to some leaders over others–when ultimately all the good these leaders had done was Christ in them, who has unified all believers through faith. In these five verses, Paul gives the Corinthians, and us as a part of God’s church, a framework for thinking about and treatment of…

The Prayer War

Okay everyone, pray for our missionaries! That’s what we’re supposed to do, right? But how can we move beyond, “God, bless the missionaries” and truly engage in praying for our missions team in real ways? Last week in our morning gathering, Paul Seger addressed the church regarding this very topic. If you didn’t get to hear the sermon, take some time to listen to it here.  The Apostle Paul gave the churches to whom he wrote very specific ways to pray for…

2019 Bible Reading

Have you ever had good intentions of reading the Bible on a consistent basis? How long did you make it? Did you find yourself a bit overwhelmed or discouraged? Did you feel like you were grasping truth, or just checking boxes? What if you did something different this year? What if you could get the big picture of the Bible by reading a few of chapters a day? Or, what if you slowed down and just read one chapter a…