Tags: Church

Acceptable Service in an Unshakable Kingdom
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
Introduction It was around 400 years from the time of the first king in Israel to the time of the Babylonian captivity. If you count when God was the king before Saul was anointed, you have about 900 years of the kingdom of Israel or Judah. It would not be hard to think that this kingdom would truly last forever. But then the captivity happened. The temple was destroyed. The nation was truly and fully conquered.
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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 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 Does It Mean to Multiply in the Church?
In the series: Work and Worship of the Church
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

When the church began, as we read in Acts 2, we find that God was adding daily those who were being saved. How did people come to be saved? They heard the preaching of the gospel and obeyed it. It has always been the responsibility of the people of God to teach others the truth. This is a responsibility for each Christian (as part of the universal church) and a responsibility for the local church.

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What Does It Mean to Supply the Needs of the Saints?
In the series: Work and Worship of the Church
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Local Church

The local church not only has the responsibility to supply the spiritual needs of the members, but also the physical needs. If you remember, at the beginning of the church the members of the church in Jerusalem had all things in common and made sure that nobody was missing anything they needed. The church even daily supplied their widows with food (Acts 6).

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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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