The Crux of the Matter

The Latin word for Cross is “crux”. And, of course, the English-speaking world uses “crux” as the heart of the matter. The Cross is the crux of the matter—the heart of the Christian message. The Apostle Paul wrote, “When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed[…]

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The Good Part

“As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus[…]

Searching for Answers

Any world view has to answer the big questions people have always asked: Where did we come from? Who are we? Do our lives have any meaning and purpose? What is our destiny? How should I live? Please think about the implications of that. We’re not talking about a personal preference like a favorite restaurant. It’s incredibly[…]

Of First Importance

Has anyone ever asked you whether or not you’re “saved” or “born again”? Have you ever wondered exactly what Christians mean when they ask these questions? First of all, let’s get something straight: The primary message of the Bible is good news. What is this Good News? The good news is what the Bible calls[…]

A New Way of Life (The Didache)

The good news of the Bible is all-things-Jesus! The Old Testament predicted His coming! The New Testament reports that He came, He died and rose again and will return! And, those who believe in Him (i.e., trust in Him) will receive the free gift of eternal life in the presence of God forever! But there’s[…]

Who We Are

Overview: We are disciples of Jesus Christ and together we are a family of families. Our identity is wrapped up in Jesus Christ, what He taught and did, and what He is doing in the world today. Three descriptions help to explain: Disciples of Jesus Christ We tend to shy away from the word “Christian”[…]

What We Believe

Overview: We believe the two major collections of teaching given to us by the Apostles: The Proclamation (called kerygma) and The Teaching (called didache). Jesus Christ defines what we believe. He Himself is the greatest and most complete revelation of God (Hebrews 1:1-4), so we must diligently study the record of His life and teaching[…]