Basic

Basic. Communion

 This video is actually the first video I watched when I discovered this series.  It was the video that let me know I was in for a shift in the way I viewed church.  It was the first time I had heard the question “There are times when the Church Read more…

By Brian, ago
Basic

Basic.Prayer

Prayer.  Probably one of the most opinion-rich topics in Christianity, how you learn to pray depends on who you are learning from.  I have been taught many different ways to pray.  But I have felt like one things was lacking….did I know what the Bible had to say about it?  Read more…

By Brian, ago
Basic

Basic. Teaching

Sometimes we do things out of obligation.  We tell someone we are going to do something and then we HAVE to do it.  We committed.  We may not necessarily WANT to do it, but we are obligated.  I think we often take the same approach when it comes to reading Read more…

By Brian, ago
Basic

Basic. Fellowship

So far, this has been one of the easiest films for me to connect with.  I love being in community with other people.  It just feels right to me.  That being said, there were some challenging segments to this one. In the study guide, it asks this question, “Is you Read more…

By Brian, ago
Basic

Basic. Holy Spirit

As if the first two videos weren’t challenging enough, this third video about The Holy Spirit come along and really gets me asking if I know enough about the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is not really explored much in most pockets of the church world.  It is mentioned.  You Read more…

By Brian, ago
Basic

Basic. Follow Jesus

  “There are millions of people on this earth who call themselves followers of Jesus but their lives look nothing like his and they are not obeying the things he called them to do. Yet, in their hearts they are convinced they are followers.” – Francis Chan This quote really Read more…

By Brian, ago
Basic

Basic. Fear God

Why is a person who fear God contrasted with a fool? Well, it must be because fearing God is the OPPOSITE of being a fool. Is it foolish NOT to fear God? Yes.  God is all powerful.  He can snuff you out in an instant.  That is something to be Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Brimstone and Sacrilege

I am a reader but I don’t love reading.  I enjoy learning new things and I love figuring out how things work, but if given the opportunity to skip the reading required to do those things…I would take it.  So I combat that by trying to only read books that Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

A Staggering Loss

There is an inherent danger you expose yourself to when you tell people how they should be doing things.  You start making assumptions that your way is the only right way to do things.  That is usually NOT the case.  Usually, your way is A WAY of doing things right; Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

A Horse To Water

Personal finances have always been a struggle for me.  There always seemed to be more month at the end of the money.  Not because I never made enough money, but because I spent the money without knowing what I had spent it on.  I simply lost track.  There was a Read more…

By Brian, ago