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How to Build a Life of Permanent Value

Christian beware: you can waste your life. Paul is unequivocal about this (I Cor. 3:13-15). He warns that the life choices of some Christians amount to the long-term worth of a pile of sticks thrown on the fire. But the reverse side of the warning is an encouragement. If Christians can waste their lives, so…

5 Ways to Be Missional in the Rural Highlands

The Highland church needs Christians who are willing to forge a missional lifestyle. What is a missional lifestyle? Here is a simple definition: a lifestyle that is purposefully shaped by the desire to make Jesus present to non-believers. Missional Christians are Christians who see the raw material of life – jobs, communities, hobbies, families –…

Three Idols Christian Parents Must Avoid

  Mom, Dad, beware: you have an idol instinct that, if not subdued, will turn your family away from the Lord. Whereas our families are intended to serve the mission of God, this instinct has the power to shift your priorities so that, instead of enjoying the freedom of obeying Jesus, a family ends up…

How to Be a Contemporary Christian

Contemporary Christianity has nothing to do with surfing the present moment. As preached on Sunday morning, the values of this world were invalidated 2,000 years ago when Jesus died and rose again. On resurrection Sunday Jesus signalled the dawn of a new creation and issued a command to his disciples to follow him by making…

The Church Is a Hospital, Not a Health Club

One of the most frequent complaints levelled against the church is that the church is full of hypocrites. People appear to be scandalised by the thought that there are people in the church who struggle with all of the temptations and vices of people outside of the church. The conclusion that generally follows is that,…

Discipleship Requires Friendship

Community Groups Are Not Enough The Highland church is waking up to the need for community groups. Church leaders are finally seeing that large group worship is ill equipped to care for the daily needs and struggles of Christians. Whereas in the past, church ministry was restricted to a three course meal of Sunday morning…