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Worship Song: All Is Well

Worship Song: All Is Well

February 14, 2020
by Kennon Bickhart

Last week we sang a song called, “All Is Well”. This song deals with some ideas of the sovereignty of God, so I wanted to take a bit to help explain a few key points: What does it mean to say that “God is sovereign”? How is a sovereign God still a good God? What are the implications for me as a Christian?
Why Doesn't Good News Church Have A Typical Youth Group?
At Good News Church, we feel that it is very important that we explain to you not only what we do, but why we do what we do. So, for this article, I wanted to answer the question, "Why doesn't Good News Church have a typical youth group?"
Biblical Observations vs Biblical Commands: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
I am a person that describes myself as a Christian, which means that I try my best to show others that Jesus is the Lord of my life. That means I do my best to follow the Bible (which is generally accepted as the “rule book” for Jesus followers). So, it stands to reason that the Bible is important to Christians; and since people who love Jesus want to “follow the rules”, they obey the Bible.
Worship Song: Is He Worthy?

Worship Song: Is He Worthy?

November 15, 2019
by Kennon Bickhart

A popular type of song called “call-and-response” is something that can be found throughout the history of music. What is the point of this type of song? It seems that these songs have a strong community-building, affirmation of the topics that they are centered around.
Why Are Good News Community Groups Semester-based?

Why Are Good News Community Groups Semester-based?

October 22, 2019
by Mario Villella

Recently, I was having a discussion with the elders of our church about the community groups at Good News. One of them mentioned to me that it seems that there is a widespread belief at our church that you can only join a community group in August and January – if you show up in October or March, you are out of luck!
Why Does Mario Preach Out of the HCSB Version of the Bible?
Occasionally, people will ask me why I preach out of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB); perhaps it’s because it’s not as well-known of a translation as the NIV or KJV. Well, here is my main answer: I like that it is a balance between the dynamic equivalence and formal equivalence methods of translating the Bible.
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