LBC EQUIP (Page 2)

LBC EQUIP (Page 2)

Not God Enough

A.W. Tozer once said that “what comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” So, what do you, deep in your heart, conceive God to be like?   We are, in part, “the product of a Christian culture that has fostered and promoted a small, domesticated view of God. The Western Christianity in which I have been immersed focuses on the practicality of faith. We present God as the best way to…

Making Disciples

Matthew 28:19-20 is the heart of the primary assignment Jesus gave to his disciples. This was the one thing that He wanted his followers to do in his absence. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all…

How Much Am I Supposed to Give?

One of our church’s core values is Faithful Stewardship. Often, when the topic is approached, there is some confusion and even debate on what the Bible says about how much a person is expected to give. Typically, the question of giving has been answered by stating that God expects believers to give a “tithe”, that is, 1/10 of one’s income. But let’s consider what the Bible reveals to us about this. Understanding the Tithe The tithe was first mentioned in Genesis 14…

Are You A Healthy Church Member?

God intends for His churches to be the primary context for the display of His glory and growth of His people. (If you want more information on that statement … read the book of Ephesians) But, how does being a part of a local church produce spiritual growth in individuals, and how do individuals contribute to the growth and health of the whole body? This is the significance and intent of what is known as church membership. Now, be very…

Here I Stand

by Mark Egerdahl & Reba Snyder Here I Stand is a hymn rooted in the promises of Hebrews 10. Every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has…
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