Teachings

The Centrality of the Cross

One Blood, One New Man, One Accord It only takes a glance at social media or the news these days to see the prevalence of hate-filled language and unbridled anger almost everywhere. It is human sin nature to put up guards, defend our positions, and rip into those who disagree. But if we are in […]

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Ministry of Reconciliation: A Call & Prayer

Thursday, May 7, 2020 was National Day of Prayer. Christians throughout the land prayed together corporately for the nation. We need an Awakening and Healing in the Church if we are to see the healing of the Soul of the Nation.  It will take a united Church voice and Church leadership if we are to […]

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Discernment to Rise Above

In late October of 2019, I had a vivid dream that stirred my spirit. It was a bit disturbing and unsettling. In the dream, I was invited to do some sort of invocation before the men and women of Congress. I remember thinking to myself, “I don’t know if I want to share what is […]

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The Tragedies of Covetousness: The Golden Rule Part 4

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus used the commandments prohibiting murder and adultery to illustrate the truth that obedience begins in the heart. The religious leaders of his day didn’t understand this truth; they believed a person was obeying God if he simply refrained from committing the physical acts of murder, adultery, and stealing. […]

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Don’t Believe the Lie: The Golden Rule Part 3

In my recent articles, we’ve been exploring how the Golden Rule can be lived out by following the spirit of each of the 10 Commandments. The first three commandments speak to our posture before God, the fourth commandment focuses on the Sabbath rest that God wants to give us, while commandments five through ten detail […]

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What’s Yours? The Golden Rule Part 2

When God gave the Children of Israel the 10 Commandments, it was out of His great love for them. In His great knowledge He was steering His people away from destructive lifestyles and into a life of blessing and peace. As we look at the 8th commandment, “You shall not steal,” it is important to […]

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A Lost Way: The Golden Rule Part 1

Growing up you may have heard The Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” What you may not know is that The Golden Rule came from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 7:12 says, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for […]

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God’s Planned Reset

by Dr. Doug Stringer & Dr. Jodie Chiricosta When we forget our computer password for some indispensable app, or we think our information has been compromised, we can ask for a reset.  After a series of questions, sometimes an image verification, and maybe updating various contact information – you enter a new password and are […]

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NO “SOUR GRAPES” EXCUSES!

As children, we all had a tendency to excuse our own bad behaviors, or to project or shift blame when we were caught doing something we shouldn’t have been doing. It’s only with maturity that we become willing to accept responsibility for our own actions. As a mentor and friend, the late Dr. Edwin Louis […]

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Are We Living In A Nineveh Moment?

By Doug Stringer – 9-15-2015 Are we living in a Nineveh Moment? Is the Church a reluctant Jonah? These are questions I’ve been pondering over the last few months. During the month of August I was a guest minister at a Church in Woodlands, Texas during their midweek services. The first evening I began the […]

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