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The Culture of Christ: "We Are Loyal"

Randy Christian

We have a King.  What does that mean?  It commands loyalty.  If we can’t serve two masters, and Jesus is the master, then we serve Him.  Not out of duty alone, but loyalty to the King.  Loyalty beyond question or opinion—extreme, fierce loyalty.

 THE CULTURE OF CHRIST - We Are Loyal study guide

What's In A Name?: "Christian and Cross"

Randy Christian

Many years after the resurrection, people began to use the cross as a symbol of Christianity—and of Jesus Himself.  While this must have seemed very strange to those who first saw it, the cross is indeed central not only to Jesus’ life and work, but to those who would follow him.  What does the cross represent to us today, and how do we faithfully live that out?

WHAT'S IN A NAME? - Christian and Cross study guide

WHY BE NORMAL? Wealth

October 21, 2012Randy Christian

Everyone wants enough money to live on, but how much is “enough”? Everyone wants their kids to be better off than they are, right? People in the world and people who claim to belong to the Lord all seem to clamor after the quickest and surest way to get wealthy. Churches teach us it is a worthy goal—one God wants to help us with—and how to reach it. With wealth comes power and success, or at least the perception of success. Is it the success we want?

Community: Wisdom and Power

January 23, 2011Randy Christian

In all communities, there is somewhere people get their ideas, and some way of acting on them. The question is, what is the source of the community’s wisdom, and how do things get done? Paul addresses these issues with some surprising answers as he tells the new community about wisdom and power!