Tagged: “Royal”

What is New Testament Prophecy?

In my sermon from this past Sunday from 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22, I made the case that prophecy is still a gift the Holy Spirit gives believers, and will continue to be so until Jesus returns. This is a developing understanding for me, as you might have been able to tell from the sermon. That’s probably […]

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Is Church Membership Biblical?

We practice membership at Central Oaks. Most of the people who attend are official “members” of our community, and some are not. One question I’ve been considering lately, and one that many have is, “Is church membership biblical?” If we mean “Is it commanded in Scripture?” The very simple answer is no. It’s not biblical […]

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Where We’ve Been and Where We Must Go

This past Sunday we celebrated 80 years of God’s faithfulness as a church family. That Sunday I shared the following with everyone in attendance. I share it here for anyone who may have missed it. ______ Where Have We Been? It was 1938 when Raymond Riggs, my grandfather, would preach from the back of a […]

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