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Christian Living / by Dave Rolph - 5 months

Uncertainty Opens the Door for Faith

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6). "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). For a worshiper and follower of God, what could be more important than pleasing Him? And if one desires to be pleasing t...

by Dave Rolph - 6 months

Working on Unity

"I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who...

by Dave Rolph - 7 months

The Errancy of Misinterpreting the Inerrancy of the Bible

One of the most important doctrines of the Christian faith is the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture.This doctrine asserts that the Scriptures, in their original autographs and when properly interpreted, will be shown to be wholly true in everything that they affirm. In other words, the Bible can be absolutely trusted as the ultimate source of truth. The late R.A. Torrey suggested that we should get r...

by Dave Rolph - 9 months

The Key to Staying the Course

The term "stay the course" was an old nautical term of navigation meaning "to continue in the proper direction." It was later used by Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and both George Bushes as an exhortation to not give up or turn back. Pastor Chuck used the term often in his later years to exhort pastors to continue in the direction in which we started. Today there are many fads and distractions that threaten to ...

by Dave Rolph - over 3 years

Why Change & Forward Movement are Crucial in Ministry

The word "success" means "to move forward." In common usage this refers to accomplishing one's goals. The word "succession" means "to pass something forward to another." For each of us, our personal success can be assessed by the degree to which we are moving forward. When we stop moving, we stop succeeding, we stagnate. So also, if we do not pass our successful accomplishments on to others, we ultima...