“Dear Friends”

When was the last time you read First John? One of the remarkable things about this short letter is the relational potency to John’s writing. He uses phrases such as: Dear friends Dear children Fathers Young men This letter drips with family culture. The question that must be asked, when we see this relational topography to this letter is, does my life, ministry and church … Continue reading “Dear Friends”

Giving to a local church

This article was first published on the Kingsgate Website In this article, I want to address how we approach giving here at Kingsgate as there is often a   lot of confusion.   So let me suggest a simple pattern that will help us focus on giving in a healthy way. SO HOW CAN WE HAVE A HEALTHY, BIBLICAL VIEW OF GIVING TO A LOCAL CHURCH? I generally don’t talk about giving in terms of tithing (that is the giving of 10% of your … Continue reading Giving to a local church

My ultimate allegiance

“Listen to how the fourth-century Roman historian Eusebius described the early Christian named Sanctus, when Sanctus stood before his torturers in the year AD 177: “with such determination did he stand up to their onslaughts that he would not tell them his own name, race, and birthplace or whether he was slave or free. To every question re replied, in Latin, ‘I am a Christian.’ … Continue reading My ultimate allegiance