Posts by Leland King

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Baptism, Revisited

by Leland King

What is so important about baptism, anyway?  Some feel it is an act we do after becoming a Christian.  Other’s believe it is part of saving faith itself.  Here is a comprehensive look at what the Bible says about this initiation ceremony. Baptism Revisited

Thanks, Adam

by Leland King

How does the church deal with mental health issues?  We can create a safe place for those who struggle, but some struggles are deeper than others.  When mental illness hits your church

Purchase of Love

by Leland King

What is the Bible all about?  What does it say about God, man and our human situation?  This study is intended to help you grow in your understanding of the Bible and what its message is.

Two Trees in a Garden

by Leland King

  What is so important about those two trees we find mentioned in the Garden of Eden? The tree of life, and the tree of knowledge were both accessible to Adam and Eve when they walked in the Garden with God. Of the tree of life they could eat freely. Of the tree of knowledge […]

The Law of ‘Basically Good People’

by Leland King

This post is for anyone who believes that God will accept you into eternal bliss because you are “basically a good person.” I can’t think of many people who wouldn’t want to be in heaven and live in a world of no trouble and strife after they die. Perhaps the exception would be those who […]

Happiness on a Bumpy Field

by Leland King

I once got involved in trying to help a man improve the condition of his life. He and his family lived in the squalor of a dismal situation brought about by his own lifestyle choices. He fell into a substantial inheritance and used it to purchase a decent home. Conditions were right for him to […]

Autonomy, MY Way!

by Leland King

If churches could make up a perfect recipe for unity, one absolute essential ingredient would have to be understanding the importance of autonomy.  Some define unity as forcing everyone to think and act like them, and the word “autonomy” means nothing.  Religious groups whose various bodies are held together by “conformity” to a common creed don’t need […]

The Age of Accountability

by Leland King

The question of when a child is ready to commit their life to Christ is one which must be answered by each individual.  There is no clear cut standard, but I hope to give some helpful thoughts here.  I have always wondered how Jesus acted growing up.  I know he was sinless, but does that mean […]

Lessons From Babel

by Leland King

Let’s revisit a popular children’s Bible Story, the story of the Tower of Babel found in Genesis 11:1-9. I believe you will find that there are some deeper lessons to be found here that are more for adults than kids. Let’s set the stage: The descendants of Noah all spoke a single language. As they increased […]