Posts from February 2014

Posts from February 2014

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What Is A Gospel Community?

The future vision for Trinity brings both excitement and challenges. We also recognize the importance to have on-going clear communication throughout this entire process. Therefore, we want to be sure to provide TCC Partners with signposts and markers along the way as we journey together to the land God has promised. What compels us to pursue our vision is the belief we are called to raise up Gospel communities throughout Knoxville and the surrounding area. What are Gospel communities? They…
Neil Silverberg

A Biblical View of Special Offerings

On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. This Sunday we are taking up a special offering to launch our West Site. This is separate and above our normal tithes which are collected weekly. In Malachi, God speaks to the children of Israel that they have robbed him in both “tithes and offerings” (Malachi 3:8).…
Neil Silverberg

Convictions, Not Commandments: Thoughts on Romans 14

I have often referred to our reading today, the fourteenth chapter of Romans, as a miracle of grace! Paul is writing to a church comprised of both Jews and Gentiles. Without going into the specifics regarding each group’s scruples, suffice it to say that both groups had very specific convictions about such things as what to eat, what to drink, and what days to observe. And these personal convictions apparently were affecting the unity of the church at Rome. So…