When Israel settled the Promised Land, assets were not allocated to all 12 Israeli tribes but to 11 tribes. The tribe of Levi (Priests and Levites), never received an inheritance because God was their inheritance. Levites served in the tabernacle/temple, not in the economy. So how did Levite families support themselves? To survive, people need … Continue reading FFD version – Should I Tithe Yes or No?
Do you feel uncomfortable that you will probably not save China by next week Tuesday? Fear not, you are not alone. Somehow it became the congregation’s job to save the world without giving up our day jobs. How did this happen? Has anyone questioned this reasoning? Is it even biblical? Ephesians 4 all. The reasons … Continue reading FFd version – The Ephesians – 4 furor – how to use the bible to stop Church growth.
Our brains play tricks on us. Some of these tricks are scary. For instance, how many times have you looked at something without seeing it? Visualize the following. Husband looking around pantry, shouts to wife: “where’s the peanut butter!?” Wife: “in the pantry on the middle shelf”. Husband: “no it’s not, I bet you hid … Continue reading Is your brain useful? Feel free to use it, God does not mind.
About 32% of the human race calls itself Christian; 68% is therefore not. Whether people choose to follow Christ or not is their choice, it is the Church's task to give them that choice. Who however? You with your day-job or those called to do so?
Tithing is such a weird thing in the church today. People either love it or get their nickers in a knot about it. Tithing in scripture seems disjointed and confusing. As a result people either ignore tithing or make a big deal out of it. Church elders of course teach tithing as it guarantees a … Continue reading Should I tithe yes or no?
Any monkey can criticize, complain and condemn. I've been that monkey more than I care to admit. However, Christians are concerned that the Western Church is irrelevant. If these concerns originate from a place of criticism or contempt, they should be axed. However, it is irrational to dismiss such concerns if they lead to improvement … Continue reading Teachings and trends that limit Christians and Christianity.