Don’t let your pastors live on a ministry island. Let them get to know you, and the Lord’s love for them through you. They need you.
Where do we find the books that tell us how to look after those who look after us?
When needs are met, thanksgiving abounds, obedience is manifested, the church is built up, and God is glorified!
On this next Lord’s Day, I hope you will sing from the bottom of your heart with gratitude to the Lord as an act of worship.
Let’s cleanse out the old leaven of sin both corporately through corrective church discipline and individually as we fight by grace the sin in our own lives.
Hospitality is not the responsibility of extroverts but of every church member.
However gifted you might be at talking to teenagers or working on the website, your presence at corporate worship is a far more essential and significant way to serve the flock
Ferguson’s portrait of church life is refreshing and one that feels, by God’s enabling grace, achievable.
If you want the church to feel like a family, commit to formal church membership.
“I’m looking for a church that’s just like me.” Few people would say it quite so crassly, but the sentiment is common.
How would you, according to Scripture, define the church? Does this definition free you up or weigh you down?
We must guard the sheep against wolves. For this reason, we must know how to build fences; that is, we must lead our church in practicing meaningful membership and discipline.
How should we confront the problem of wolves in the church? At times, we must protect the sheep by whacking the wolves with the shepherd’s rod.
Gathering together again will be a great joy for many and a unique challenge for some. Let’s make sure that no one is left behind in the post-Covid church.
There’s a difference between short-term accommodations and permanent structures.