Church VS the Mystery Cults

In 1 Corinthians 14:23-25 Paul tells us that speaking in tongues in our church services will confuse unbelievers, but that prophecy can minister to them. If a new person enters the church and everyone is speaking in unknown tongues (as the Corinthian church is pictured doing), that new person is going to leave as soon…

Early Church Services

Everyone today loves to fight about the right way to “do church.” Every last variant of a church service seems up for grabs to debate. We argue about, songs, instrumentation, liturgy, communion, traditions, on-stage symbolism, message presentation, lighting, Bible translation, appropriate practice of spiritual gifts, acceptable clothing and the list goes on. Everyone thinks they…

Funeral Prayer

I’ve struggled for sometime to find the right balance in leading a funeral, because not everyone I’m going to help bury is going to be a Christian. When they are, it’s really pretty easy—their life has given me license to talk about the thing they cared about most: Jesus. But when they’re not, it can…

Cosmological Order (Pt 5)

Paul’s understanding of order is further established in 1 Corinthians 11 in two very shocking ways (one we’ll cover now, and the other tomorrow). For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave…

Dinner Church Launches This Sunday!

Our church has been training all summer for our new Dinner Church launch this Sunday! We made the intentional decision to move from church as we’ve always known it and do it a new way to serve and reach our community. If you live in the Jackson area and don’t already have a church, we…