Tag Archives: Preeminence of Christ

On Church Leadership (an email exchange with Sándor Abonyi of Hungary) – Pt.1: “The First Button”

Shortly after I began blogging in 2012, I happened across another blog that caught my attention.  Somehow I landed in the English section of a Hungarian blog, keskeny út – narrow way by Sándor Abonyi.  Though most of his blog … Continue reading

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Affirmations (4) – Christ the Sole Foundation of the Church

[Affirmations series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Conclusion.] ________________________ ~ Affirmations ~  4. Christ the Sole Foundation of the Church ~ ~ ~ I affirm that, according to the eternal purpose, the … Continue reading

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Affirmations (1) – The Eternal Purpose, Christ, and the Church

[Affirmations series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Conclusion.] _____________________ ~ Affirmations ~ 1. The Eternal Purpose, Christ, and the Church ~ ~ ~ I affirm that before time began, the Father desired, designed … Continue reading

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Unity: Center to Circumference

No one can read through the New Testament and not realize the central place that unity holds in the plan and purpose of God for His Church.  It is clearly seen in the teachings and prayers of Christ (Mt. 23:37, … Continue reading

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A Twenty-Five Year Old “Devotion”

Twenty-five years ago today I graduated the first phase of my Bible school training, the two-year Basic Bible program at Pinecrest Bible Training Center.  As a member of the graduating class, I was asked, along with several others, to write … Continue reading

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Centrality and Eccentricity

When my oldest son, Timothy, was a toddler, one of his favorite toys was a colorful pull-along train engine. What made this train rather unique was that when it was pulled across the floor, it wobbled from side to side. … Continue reading

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Centrality and Balance

I recently posted a fairly lengthy comment on the blog of Kathleen Ward, Church in a Circle, in response to a post she published called, “Bringing back balance – the benefits of monologue.” Kathleen’s reply to the comment began, “David – … Continue reading

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