The FBW teaches the cessation of the sign gifts (miracles, healings, tongues, and prophecy). Recently, I’ve given some deeper thought to this matter. After searching the Scriptures, I’ve elaborated on why we teach what we teach. An in-depth study of the topic can be found here: “What We Believe: Cessationism.”

Spiritual Sign Gifts

Churches spend millions of dollars on renovations. They market-test people, carefully select colors and lighting, and drop some hefty gees on reconstruction. It is done in the name of “reaching people,” “missions,” or “ministry.” In light of eternity, many of these bombshells fail. Why do they fail? The church physically […]

Renovating the Heart

The Bruce Jenner transformation is getting a lot of media attention. He is depicted as “courageous” because he is following through with who he believes he is. ESPN is giving him a “courage” award (by contrast, this article argues true courage is found in our military, law enforcement, etc.). Yet, […]

Bruce Jenner, Biblically

Our sermon on Membership Sunday addressed five questions regarding church membership. It helped fill-in the gaps we might have about the Bible’s teaching on membership. It also explained what membership at FBW looks like. Below is an overview of that message. 1. Who is membership for? Church membership is for […]

Sermon in Review: Membership