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Questions On Giving
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
In this article, we examine the questions of why do we give, can we give things to the church for it to sell, and is it right to give anything other than money?
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Denominations
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
We examine the problems of denominationalism and whether or not it is approved by Christ.

One of the biggest criticisms of Christendom today is the division that is clearly evident through the thousands of denominations. We can see that there should be unity.
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How to Make Decisions
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

Something we must do every day, no matter how old we are, what our social position is, or where we live is make decisions. Some of these decisions are more important than others. Deciding what to eat for supper is usually not as important as deciding what job to take. But no matter how important the decision or what the decision is about, we should make it in the same way - with the same goal in mind.

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How the Church is to Multiply
In the series: Work and Worship of the Church
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

While edification is for the purpose of growing the church spiritually, evangelism is how the church grows numerically. How can the church evangelize?

Obviously, to evangelize, the church must be preaching and teaching the gospel. But there are some factors that influence the response of those hearing the gospel.

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How the Church is to Edify
In the series: Work and Worship of the Church
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

How can a congregation work to edify its members? Romans 15:1-7 shows that edification is something that is done by each member, working together in one church. This is very connected with what we talked about under unity — we don’t do what we want, we do what our brethren want when we see that it will edify them. The end result of that edification is unity and glorifying God. 1 Corinthians 8:1 tells us that it takes love to edify. We have to focus on other people, not ourselves.

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What Is the Work of the Church?
In the series: Work and Worship of the Church
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Determining what is the work of the church is not a simple task. First, one has to read through the whole New Testament and look at the commands and examples that are given. Usually an attempt is made to categorize each command or example to simplify understanding the basic end results and group specifics under those categories.

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