What gospel does our life together preach? If the church were a body—and it is—what message do the relationships among us communicate? Is there a disconnect between the gospel we preach and the lives we live together? In 1 Corinthians 12:25 Paul encourages the church
Some time ago, I was preaching from Proverbs 4:20–27, which speaks of the need for a Christian to guard his heart by guarding his mouth, eyes, ears, and feet. After the message, we went to the Communion Table. As the elements were being distributed, the
“Talk is cheap,” they say. Perhaps this is particularly and painfully true when it comes to love. Perhaps this is why we are exhorted by John, “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18).
Several weeks ago, I began to question whether to continue our studies in the book of Proverbs. As I prepared to preach from Proverbs 6, I thought that perhaps a pause would be in order. I felt, increasingly, that what as a church were facing