Category Archives: Church membership

The hypocritical dead Church, pt. 1

You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.  Continue reading

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Friendship between the friends of Jesus of Nazareth

How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things? Continue reading

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The body matters to God

7 truths to remind us that the body matters to God. Continue reading

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Popular misapplication of communion

Communion was never intended to be turned into what the protestant Church has made it over the years. We have turned it into an intense soul-searching effort to find and name unconfessed sin lest we partake as one unworthy. Continue reading

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 How God uses His people to keep you faithful

Here is a truth we don’t hear much about: “God’s plan is to use the accountability of Christian fellowship as a means for helping his saved ones persevere.” Continue reading

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3 things to remember before condemning another

These three warnings take the conversation to the highest possible level. Continue reading

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What is legalism and what can we do about it?

Teach this to your church leaders and to the entire congregation. Make it part of your membership process. Continue reading

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A big threat to unity in the church

A free resource (for now) on an important subject for churches. Continue reading

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8 point mission statement for your life

Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do? Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading

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Church – structured and spontaneous

The Church is an organism, not just an organization. This truth cautions against overly structuring the life of a body of believers. As an organism, the spiritual life or life generated by the Holy Spirit should lead to spontaneous ministries … Continue reading

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