The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.
The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.
It seems many immigrant churches are in the midst of a divorce. Why?
The goal of missions is not merely individual conversions. Rather, it’s to see indigenous, gospel-preaching churches planted.
Conservative views on marriage and family are not sufficient in and of themselves to create healthy families and marriages. Church participation and membership make a huge difference.
Let me give you four reasons why it’s worth it to preach through 1 Corinthians.
Recovery for genuine believers who have been damaged by failed churches is a grueling process.
All these members have a common thread: self-centeredness. They’ve missed the very essence of salvation; they’ve failed to love God and love people with every ounce of their being.
Dear church member, pursue these qualities in your own life and encourage them in others.
Do member’s meetings always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.
Let me tell you the tale of two Baptist associations.
It is logically easier to be baptistic without being congregational than to be congregational without being baptistic. Yet the two convictions fit together snugly. Maybe our earliest English ecclesiological ancestors were on to something.
Mailbag #88: Must Elders Agree on Tongues & Prophecy? . . . How Can We Wisely Hire a Pastor from Outside the Church?By D. Russell, J. Rinne | 08.09.2019
— How much agreement must elders have on the issue of tongues and prophecy? — In a congregational church, how should we hire a new pastor from the outside? How can we give enough time for the church to properly vet the candidate?
It’s true. Confession could cost your reputation. It could result in an awkward conversation. But freedom in the gracious, holy light of God is priceless.
Let’s briefly consider some of the “good-faith” objections to discipline we’ve encountered and how we try to help church members understand the theological principles undergirding discipline.