The Capstone

Last night, we welcomed new members into our church. I was asked by one a very good question: “Why is this church named Capstone?” Here’s the answer.  Psalm 118:22 (King James Version) The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.   This passage […]

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The Profit of the Church

What do services at your church look like? It appears that the services at the church in Corinth were often chaotic. There would be times where the gatherings were a confused jumble of prophecy and speaking in tongues. When teaching would come forth, it was often questioned or challenged by members of the congregation, in […]

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Love makes Jesus visible

1 Corinthians chapter thirteen is one of the most recognized in the Bible. It is used in many different settings. But, to understand this chapter in its fullest measure, you must keep in mind that it is part of a whole. The apostle Paul writes this chapter in concert with what he has been teaching […]

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Spiritual Gifts

The use of spiritual gifts in the corporate (church) setting is a messy endeavor. Yet, the Bible never says to cease the usage of the gifts but to operate in them in a spirit of love, humility, and submission. As we have seen in some earlier blogs, the problem of pride had infected every area […]

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Remaking God

We have been studying the apostle Paul’s teaching regarding our liberties in Christ versus our responsibility to love the brothers. It’s interesting that I just said, “versus”, like the two were in conflict with each other. In fact, they are not in conflict. Just as we have been set free from the bondage to empty […]

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