What Does the Bible Say About Pride?

June is Pride Month in the United States. Here’s what the Library of Congress says about Pride Month. President Biden, not surprisingly, has issued a presidential declaration about Pride month. In case you’re not aware, Pride Month is a month in which our culture says we are to celebrate everything about the LGBTQ+ movement. My … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Pride?

What Is Justification?

Welcome to a post about something I know you all are super giddy about—theology! 🙂 I write today about justification. We’re familiar with the word in a secular context. We say, “What was her justification for that decision?” In that sense, what we mean is “What was her reasoning as to why she thought that … Continue reading What Is Justification?

Anniversary Sunday 2021

Our church was founded in 1938 by my grandfather, Raymond Riggs. Back then they met in various places until they were able to purchase an old mosque on Victor Avenue in Detroit. Eighty-three years later and here we are. A lot has happened in those 83 years. Many have been saved, baptized, and sent out. … Continue reading Anniversary Sunday 2021

How to Be a Good Church Member

There are other things to do as a Christian as it relates to your biological family and as it relates to those who don’t know Christ, but here are my suggestions for how to be a good church member at Central Oaks. 1. Regularly gather on Sundays with your fellow members to worship the Lord. … Continue reading How to Be a Good Church Member

Church, We Must Gather In Person (Part 3)

My goal in this series of posts is to show why gathering together in person is one of the most important things a Christian could ever do in life. In each post, I am giving one reason. Here are links to the various parts: part 1, part 2. The third reason gathering together with other … Continue reading Church, We Must Gather In Person (Part 3)

Dear Central Oaks (Part 8)

We are walking for Jesus in bodies of clay. But in the war we’re fighting, our weapons are much more powerful and much more deadly than our clay bodies suggest. The weapons we use in this war “have divine power to destroy strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4). The 85-year old whose body doesn’t function like it … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 8)

Church, We Must Gather In Person (Part 2)

I stated in part one that my goal in this series of posts is to show why gathering together in person is one of the most important things a Christian could ever do in life. In each post, I will give one reason. The second reason gathering together with other Christians is one of the … Continue reading Church, We Must Gather In Person (Part 2)

Dear Central Oaks (Part 7)

God’s divine power has given to us everything we need for life and godliness through knowing him (2 Peter 1:3)! Consider that for a moment. Knowing God is everything we need for life and godliness. Knowing God is what we truly need more than anything else. Paul said, “that I may know Him” (Philippians 3:10). … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 7)

Church, We Must Gather In-Person (part 1)

The enemy of the church, Satan, has a foothold in the minds of Jesus’ bride in the basic area of her need to gather. There are countless reasons some professing Christians have as to why physically gathering as Christians isn’t that important or even necessary. Instead of attacking those reasons, I begin a series of … Continue reading Church, We Must Gather In-Person (part 1)

Dear Central Oaks (Part 6)

I’m very proud of you. That’s what I felt when I was observing all the children and families pouring into our parking lot this past Saturday. Let me explain. In times past I’ve felt pressure to reach the lost, as if it truly depends on me. So at an event like the egg hunt when … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 6)