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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…

The Need for Life-on-Life Discipleship

Doug Fell uses an image from parenting to demonstrate why the church is failing to produce mature disciples. Imagine if once a week parents sat their kids down on a couch and lectured to them for an hour about everything they needed to know and do for the next week. How well would that go?…

The Marks of False Prophets

False prophets are all around – can you spot them? The end of the Sermon on the Mount is like the foot of Hacksaw Ridge. Jesus is a battalion commander, and he is giving final orders and advice to his soldiers before sending them into the fire. One of the last bits of counsel he…