Do You Love the Church?

The church is terribly important in the Bible. After all, it is called the body and bride of Christ. For most men, their wife and their own body come pretty high up on their list of priorities, and I believe the Bible uses those metaphors for that very reason. Today, even many otherwise theologically sound …

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Is Skipping Church Sin?

Although I once gave little thought to church attendance, I now lean toward viewing serial church skipping as a sin against the congregation. If that sounds a little harsh, here are my reasons why. Consider for a moment secular organizations. No one is ever considered a part of a basketball team without having to commit …

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Healthy Members | Ephesian 4:17-32

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. (Ephesians 4:25 ESV) Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that …

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Good Works | Sound Doctrine

Living Evangelism | Titus 2:6-10

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. (Titus 2:7-8) Bondservants are to be submissive …

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Good Works | Sound Doctrine

Making Disciples | Titus 2:1-6

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1) Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. (Titus 2:2) Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so …

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Is Church Membership Biblical?

In my spare time, I have recently begun to compose a membership packet for the church. Obviously, this has caused me to starting thinking deeply about the entire concept of church membership, so I decided to initiate the membership packet by answering the question of whether or not church membership is biblical (which is what …

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