LBC EQUIP

LBC EQUIP

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…

Sola: The One and Only Gospel

For centuries, the Gospel had been shrouded and distorted by the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. The claim to be the only true church and the belief that the Pope held preeminence over all churches everywhere placed the church’s teaching on par (and even above) Scripture. Throughout the years had been small isolated groups who resisted the Church’s doctrine (Waldensians, Lollards, Brethren, etc.). And while several individuals that never embraced the practices of Roman Catholicism had been martyred for…

Evangelism Tool

As members, we are called to help each other be the faithful ambassadors of Jesus we should be. Each one of us should know the Gospel and be able to present it to others. Of course, our circumstances, personalities, and gifts will vary, but if you are a follower of Jesus, you should know the message of Christ, and be able to explain it faithfully and clearly. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore…

The Time the Church Struck Gold: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

Last week, we were introduced to the city of Corinth and the miraculous work that God had done in the city–He had called people to be saints together. As he prepares to launch into a long portion of the letter dealing with the different divisions amongst the believers in this church of Corinth, Paul is taking time to help them remember what God has done and what their response should be. This week we looked at 1 Cor. 1:4-9, in…

The God of Corinth: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

This past Sunday, we were introduced to the first message in our new series, Life in My Corinthian Context: Gospel Perspective in a Secular Age. We will be looking into and studying the book of 1 Corinthians over these next few months (and years!) An important city for trade in Greece, Corinth was an ancient combination of modern-day New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas – all rolled into one. Known for its sexuality, substance abuse, worship of money, and…
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