If you don’t have a home church (or you don’t have a home church that is giving your kids a solid Biblical foundation that will give them the tools they need to give a reasoned defense of the faith), I encourage you to come visit us at Gateway Church (270 Staunton Ave. South Charleston, South Charleston, WV).
Our reflected light is the result of beholding His face. As the moon reflects the light of the sun, but has no light of it’s own, we reflect the glory of God. When the moon is full, we see the most of the sun’s reflected glory, but what’s going on during a new moon or a crescent moon or a gibbous moon? The moon gets in the way of the sun’s light and casts a shadow on the Earth. Have you ever heard a more perfect description of our walk with God? Whenever God’s glory is reflected imperfectly, it’s because we’re standing in the way. The more we get in the way, the less light we reflect. How many of us are gibbous? half moons? crescents? How many of us would have to be honest enough to admit that if anyone were to look your way they would only see a black disc in the heavens, barely discernable against the starlit backdrop? How many of us could honestly say we’re at full reflection?
When we first meet Obed-edom the Gittite, he is in what must’ve certainly appeared to be a BAD situation. King David has attempted to carry the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem in a nice, new shiny cart, despite the fact that God has commanded that it shall always be carried by human priests using […]
In my youth, I recall seeing a banner stretched across the back of the sanctuary of an old country church, directly over the exit, which warned (usually in big, bold, red letters!) that: “You are now entering the Mission Field!!” For the vast majority of Appalachian Protestant fundamentalists and charismatics, when you mentioned the mission […]
A 2006 CBS news poll concluded that “Americans do not believe that humans evolved, and the vast majority says that even if they evolved, God guided the process. Just 13 percent say that God was not involved. … Support for evolution is more heavily concentrated among those with more education and among those who attend […]
I didn’t personally get to attend, but I found out through a friend that the first meeting of Charleston’s Chariot House was a big success! But don’t just take my word for it. Local WOWK-13 covered the event… http://www.boomboxradio.net/boombox/PlayerSetup/Players/WOWKTVPlayer.aspx?FileId=143989_wowk More information is available on the biker church’s MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/chariothouse –Sirius Knott
Eleven members of four different Christian biker ministries [The Road Riders for Jesus, Christian Motorcyclists Association, Highways & Hedges and Bikers for Christ] are opening a bona fide Biker Church called Chariot House. Their inaugural church service will be January 11, 2009 @ 2:00PM at 1401 4th Avenue [The Corner of 4th Avenue and Florida Street], Charleston, WV. […]
“My child would never use those words!” she insisted with self-righteous indignation. “He’s gone to church all of his life!” Can you imagine my reaction when this lady sputters these words in my direction? I grew up in church. So did my brothers. We were cussing like sailors for years before my parents ever caught […]
There was once a man who decided quite abruptly that he and his family should attend church. He wasn’t a Christian. He wasn’t raised in church. It was simply a notion. So he and his family got dressed up in their best jeans and T-shirts and went off to the local sanctuary. He enjoyed the […]
I believe that Fellowship is one of the more crucial keys to a reality-based Christian life. In Hebrews 10:19-25, we are told not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, so that we can help each other to “hold fast the profession of our faith” (ie. – to NOT give up!). A lot of folks […]
It’s a sentence that poisoned the well into toxic sludge at at least one church I’ve attended. “Everybody has a right to their own opinion.” I didn’t know it at the time, but it was pretty much the unofficial motto of that church. I’m not sure exactly when I finally became aware of it. Almost […]
Pop quiz: The New Testament notes a few people who died in church. Do you remember who they were? And the cause of death? Well, there’s Annanias and Saphira, the good, upstanding church couple who sold their property in their zeal for the church. Unfortunately, greed got in the way. They promised the entire amount […]