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Missing Verse - Matthew 18:11

This weekend at Faith Church we looked at Matthew 18:10-18. Something interesting you may note when reading this passage is that most English translations (such as the NIV and the ESV that we preach from) omit verse 11 -- going from verse 10 to verse 12, with the words from verse 11 found in a...

Giving Up Your Preferences for the Sake of Community

Early in my ministry, I worked with a leader as he was planning a worship service. He made an interesting comment about a song he was going to use in the service, saying that he personally did not like the song, but chose it because the people in the church seem to love it. I was surprised to...

Thoughts on the Book of Judges

wIn Faith Church’s 4 Year Bible Reading plan, we just finished reading through the Old Testament Book of Judges. If you read through this book in the past few weeks - or have read through it before - you know that it can be a challenging book, full of bizarre (and often violent) stories...

Remembering Leaders in This Time

Faith Church is hosting the Global Leadership Summit this week (in-person and online) and also plans to install new elders and deacons at the weekend service, so it is a week that has a key theme and focus upon leadership. This year has proven to be a particularly challenging year for leaders in...