How We Learn

I thought it would be interesting at the end of this week’s bulletin to consider how we learn. Take a look at the following list of percentages defining our learning process: Notice that two out of the three of the highest percentages involve what we either discuss with or teach someone else. If we can […]

A Celebration of Gold

On December 5, 1848, in his State of the Union address, President James Polk confirmed “an abundance of gold” had been found in California, sparking the great gold rush. Gold had been discovered at the beginning of 1848 and the gold rush lasted until 1855. It brought 300,000 workers to California and played an important […]

12 Excellent Rules

In general, churches need as much harmony as possible. Problems come up and sever unity very quickly. Paul wanted churches to be unified because he told the Ephesian church to work hard to “keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). It’s my hope that these simple rules will promote […]

God’s Warning Realized

For likely more than a year Paul had written and visited churches to raise funds to relieve the needs of Jerusalem’s saints, and Acts 21 records the delivering of those funds to the elders of that church. Paul had apprehensions about how the gift from the Gentile Christians would be received (he had written Roman […]