A reluctance to practice church discipline may suggest that we believe ourselves to be wiser and more loving than God.
Should you use the 1689 London Confession as your church’s statement of faith? No, for at least three reasons . . .
How can you have a growing church?
A statement of faith must be complete enough to mark out the doctrinal parameters of the church, without being so precise that it excludes persons unnecessarily.
Was church membership practiced by churches in the New Testament? Scripture gives us indications that the answer to this question is “yes.”
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What do we mean by serving or giving? We mean spending yourself—your time, your gifts, your resources, your energy—for the good of the church.
I. INTRODUCTION Good morning and welcome! This is the second class in a thirteen-week course on living together as a church. This morning, we will consider the idea of church membership and how it facilitates unity within the church. Before we begin, let’s pray. Church Membership—Why Bother? I wonder if you’ve thought much about why […]
God calls us today—the very imperfect people who compose his Church—to the task of displaying the glory of his perfect character
Throughout the Bible and the history of the church, God has used the witness of the church to draw people to himself.
As Christians, and especially as fellow church members, we are accountable for each other.
How should we react to unrepentant sin in the church?
Can you recall the last time you were deeply disappointed by another church member? What about the last time you felt like a church let you down?