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What Your Wallet Says about Your Worship

An Indigestible Idea – Old Testament Tithing Tithing is not what you think it is. Most church people have been taught that tithing is an Old Testament principle by which a person gives 10% of his earnings back to God as a spiritual thank you card. However, in the Old Testament, tithing is more complicated than…

What Brand Would Jesus Wear?

Jesus on Status Symbols Jesus was once at a party. As people were funnelling through the door he perched himself at the edge of the room and observed the guests as they came in. With owl-eyed attention he watched a silent competition unfold as people raced to fill the seats of honour. Suddenly, the commotion…

The Highlands Needs Missional Communities

The Situation in the Highlands The church in the Highlands is like a company without a marketing strategy. We have a product, but when it comes to delivering this product to potential consumers, we invest little time and effort in thinking about how to reach them effectively. In fact, the non-strategy of most churches is…

Practical Advice on Stamping Out Sin

1 – Take Time to See the Ugliness of Sin Sin is deceptive. Like a prostitute, sin puts on expensive clothing and bright makeup to make itself attractive. Case in point – if the forbidden fruit had not looked nice to Eve, she never would have eaten it. This is the perennial problem of sin.…

Are You a Christian? Avoiding Self-Deception

Self-Examination Is an Essential Christian Practice Lloyd-Jones issued a warning decades ago that deserves being republished. He said, ‘Self-examination is not popular today, especially, strangely enough, among evangelical Christians. Indeed, one often finds that evangelical Christians not only object to self-examination, but occasionally even regard it as almost sinful. Their argument is that a Christian…

The Marks of a Community of Worship

One of our four values at KFC is worship. By value, we mean that everything we do as a church family is meant to promote, uphold, and extend the purpose of the church to be a worshipping community. But what does this mean in practice? Here is an overview of the basics. 1 – Image-Bearers…