An unopened gift – the American Dream vs. the Christian Hope, & Waterfalls

By: Dan Seale

An Unopened Gift

Don’t you love receiving gifts from people who know you well and know just what you want and need? 

This past Sunday Brad Rogers preached a great sermon about a gift from God who knows us well and knows what we need but many of us have failed to open that gift and receive its benefits.  Click here to listen to the sermon The Rest of God if you missed it. I think a second listen for those of us present would be worth the time to let the truth sink in and help us make better use of God’s gift of the Sabbath.

In Defense of Noises Perpetrated by the Youngest Members of the Congregation

By: Michael Bowser

When I moved to Chattanooga for college, I attended a church that had a high percentage of young children. It also had hard wood floors, wooden pews, hard walls, and big glass windows. All of that together made it loud . . . really loud. Every sound was amplified. And with lots of kids came constant sounds of Bibles or pens or feet hitting the floor, and sounds of kids whispering—you know, the voice kids use that is maybe technically a whisper but can be heard outside in a thunderstorm without much difficulty.

Mortification: Waging Mortal Combat on Sin

Mortification: Waging Mortal Combat on Sin

This past Sunday we looked at Colossians 3:1-17 and focused on understanding the rich and beautiful truth of our union with Christ: we are in Christ and Christ is in us.  That is the driving force of a new desire and new power to live a more Christ like life.  I did not have much time to go into how to put sin to death so I thought I would share some notes I have from various readings on this concept.