Bible Study

Plain Talk from the Porch with Keith Taylor

Daily Thought.

Posted on: March 8th, 2018 by ktaylor

imagesWonderful Pentecost,the disciples being filled with the Holy Spirit that they might be witnesses to all people. However,Was Pentecost the 1st sign of the Holy Spirit?Absolutely not. We see all through the Old Testament accounts of how He had been guiding and giving people strength. Now the Spirit was to use a new instrument, the Church. Are we (I) truly working this instrument to the building of God’s Kingdom? Are all aspects of the this tool being used in order for Christ to be revealed in all aspects of daily life?

in Christ

Keith

 

The View from tha Pew

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by ktaylor

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“Home”

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“House”

where is your view?

 

 

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A question was ask of me last week while speaking with a group of men. The question was “Can live broadcast from somewhere other than a church take the place of worshiping in God’s House”. My immediate response a resounding no. The following perspective was then brought up. With all the live weekly internet access & t.v preaching enhanced by weekly group gatherings (Bible studies), what would be the difference?Scriptures for reference, Hebrews 10:25,(Do not forsake the gathering).Matthew 18:20(2 or more gathered) 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (Lords supper) Matthew 18:17 (Church discipline). I did feel the call to ask this same question to folks I’ve spoken with in the past week or so. It became evident to me throughout these past few days,to many the answer isn’t as decisive as I first thought it to be. I’ve spoken with those in church regularly,those attending some times and yes those who do not attend church at all.I’ve ask this very question to believers & nonbelievers,with the provided responses being all over the board..That coupled with the prayer has led us to this Bible study. As usual comments,questions & or concerns can be forwarded here thru the website email,with summaries posted as periodically.  Thank you.

in Christ

Keith

Part 2; Before we move forward with the summarizing comments, I do believe we need to ask this. Using scripture coupled with the above content, let’s take on the next part of this Bible study that being this; Is there a difference and if so what?

The Danger of Church Politic’s

Posted on: July 24th, 2017 by ktaylor

The business of the Church can be a tricky one,not business like paying the bills but the business of a bunch of folks coming together as one. The call to serve has to be coupled with the nature to lead without losing sight of who we desire to follow,Christ. For over two years now I have personally been in a constant state of prayer around this very large but unspoken elephant in the sanctuary. It seems to be one that we all speak of but choose not to talk about,there is a difference. After hearing a message preached yesterday (7/24/17) The Holy Spirit not only prompted me to start this Bible study/article,but released me to bring it to light.

Just as politicking within the church has no limits or boundaries,bringing destruction,tearing down bridges without bias, this Bible study will inject the word of God without limits or boundaries,in order to provide insight for the positive building of bridges. As with all our on-line Bible studies I will provide a starting point,which God has provided, then through group comments & interaction the study will take shape as The Holy Spirit teaches.

All comments,questions & or concerns can as always be forwarded here on the website,Crossmembers Facebook & or our via email, Info@Crossmembersmensministry.com

While Matthew 18  will be the beginning for our Bible study,chapters 16 & 17 read prior to Matthew 18 will put the proper perspective in place for the message.  I can hear some now,saying well duh Keith ,you think,that 16 & 17 must be read before 18,humor me here. Here it goes;

* How does politicking in the church start?

* How & why does politic’s in the church matter?

* Who’s responsibility is it to monitor & manage politic’s within the church?

While the three questions above are a starting point,remember they are exactly that,a start. As we move along praying asking God to reveal Himself within this issue,He will teach us to turn a toxic problem to a growth plan.  As thoughts,questions & or concerns are forwarded they will be summarized & posted. Let’s get started.

in Christ

Keith