The Centrality of Worship

All kingdom-work is rooted in worship. Or, to put it the other way round, worshipping the God we see at work in Jesus is the most politically charged act we can ever perform. Christian worship declares that Jesus is Lord and that therefore, by strong implication, nobody else is. What’s more, it doesn’t just declare it as something to be believed, like the fact that the sun is hot or the sea wet. It commits the worshipper to allegiance, to following this Jesus, to being shaped and directed by Him." – N.T. Wright, “Simply Jesus”

Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 by Pastor Dave Hatcher

Marriage Responsibility

“Churches must take responsibility for marriages and families. The argument that we need to protect marriage for children is true in principle, laughable in practice. In sections of America, marriages aren’t steady enough to protect anyone. The best argument for traditional marriage is a thriving traditional marriage.” – Peter Leithart

Posted on Friday, July 03, 2015 by Pastor Dave Hatcher

Summation of the Biblical Worldview

A shorthand summation of the Biblical worldview in just four verses (HT George Grant):The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all those who live in it. (Psalm 24:1)Every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11)I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)The kingdom of this world is the kingdom of our God and of His Christ, and He shall reign…

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 by Pastor Dave Hatcher