Browsing Archive: April, 2011

Relationship vs. Religion

Posted by Michael Ross on Saturday, April 30, 2011,
Is there a difference between relationship and religion?  Are the two mutually exclusive?  Can you have them both?  What is it that Jesus came to share with the world?

Jesus says that two things measure our spiritual life -- Love God with everything you have and Love your neighbor as yourself.  Love that defines our lives and the activities we pursue.  Could it be that we have missed the point by making the religious institution the focus?  Could it be that we made the wrong things the most im...
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Is it Working?

Posted by Michael Ross on Saturday, April 2, 2011,
Is what we are doing working?  Are we working for the Kingdom or are we simply perpetuating our little group?  Don't misunderstant me -- I am proud of my heritage, my beliefs, my convictions.  But aren't we supposed to be building the Kingdom?  Yes, we can do that through the local church, but the local church here is either stagnant or declining.  It is time we started looking for a more effective way to reach the world for the Kingdom.  The church is a small part of the the bigger Kingdom. ...
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I am lucky enough to be the husband of Kerry and the dad for Alex, Emily, Jeremy, Jacob, Jessica, Max, Olivia, and Maci. I am also the Preaching Minister for the Cross Lanes Church of Christ in Cross Lanes, WV. My Motto: "Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God will come to know God because they know you."

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