Let’s all take a moment to reflect upon the church. Let’s reflect upon the importance of the church to God. Let’s meditate upon our commitments as members. And, most of all, let’s think about what a great gift God gives us when He adopts us as His child and places us lovingly within the fellowship and community of believers.Read More
We are Christ’s body, and individually members of it As part of our ABF, “Life in the Body of Christ,” we read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 and made observations about the passage. The observations help us understand how we are to interact with one another as members of the body of Christ. In the same way…Read More
This is part 2 of a 5 part series. This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital. We are taught by God to love one another. The Principle of “One Another” It is calculated over 50% of our stress is relationship related. God is very…Read More
I ran across this quote today by Charles Spurgeon. He once said about finding the perfect church: “If I had never joined a church till I had found one that was perfect, I should never have joined one at all; and the moment I did join it, if I had found one, I should have…Read More
I get some ministry newsletters to keep myself encouraged and refreshed, and feel compelled to share some comments from a recent article I read by Jonathan Leeman. He is in charge of the web content on the 9marks website, a treasure trove of helpful information regarding ministry and the local church.
In this article, Leeman reminds us to love the people of the church, with all their warts, and wrinkles, and misunderstandings, and weaknesses, and idioscyncrasies.
Click here, or on the title, to read the whole article.Read More
A few weeks ago I mentioned a couple questions people sometimes ask us (elders) when we talk about the importance of church membership. I would like to mention another frequently asked question that sometimes comes up in a discussion about church membership. Q. Shouldn’t we show love to unbelievers even though they aren’t part of…Read More
Perhaps you or someone you know has asked one of the following questions about church membership. Q. Did the early church really have formal membership? Many Bible teachers say there was membership in the New Testament church. Other Bible teachers go further when they teach that the early church practiced a formal membership in local…Read More