Category Archives: Church

Should a Christian Join a Local Church?

Keith Sharp | via christistheway.com Scripturally, there is such a thing as a local church (congregation) in distinction to the universal church, which is the one body of Christ (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:4). Paul wrote “the church of God which … Continue reading

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The Heavenly Places

William J. Stewart | Texts To Pause & Ponder On The more we study the Bible, we will begin to notice words or phrases that are peculiar to a certain writer or book. For instance, the word “know” (Gr. gnosis) appears … Continue reading

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Can two walk together…?

William J. Stewart | Is That Really What It Means? The Bible emphasizes the need for unity and peace among God’s people. We can find texts in both the Old (Psalm 133:1; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 1 Chronicles 12:17) and New Testament (John … Continue reading

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The Church of the New Testament

Chizuru Lowell Odoemelam | via Meditate On These Things, April 2014 Origin The church of the New Testament differs a great deal from the church of the Old Testament. The Church of the Old Testament was called the church in the … Continue reading

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How The Kingdom Grows

Keith Sharp | via christistheway.com Three parables of the Master reveal how the kingdom of God grows. The kingdom of God does not grow the way the rule of men does. The Roman Empire of Jesus’ day and the United … Continue reading

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Weeds In The Wheat : The Parable of the Tares

Keith Sharp The Story As He sat in a fishing boat just back from the shore and spoke to the pressing throngs, the Master related a second story about a farmer, a field, and grain. This lesson, as the Parable … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On Attendance

William J. Stewart If you haven’t read last week’s article, please do so. If you have read it, perhaps you noticed that there were no Bible references in it. None! It wasn’t by design, it just happened that the article developed … Continue reading

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The Most Difficult Sermon

William J. Stewart What do you think is the most difficult sermon to preach? A host of topics might be suggested, but I doubt what I have in mind is one of them. The book of Revelation can be intimidating, but … Continue reading

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Decision Making for the Work of the Church

William J. Stewart Each local congregation of God’s people is charged with the responsibility of engaging in the work of the Lord. There is a need for edifying teaching, effective outreach, dedicated benevolence, appropriate discipline, etc.. To properly address these … Continue reading

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The Uniqueness of the New Testament Church

by William J. Stewart This past week, I received an interesting e-mail from a visitor to our web site, in which I was accused of being disobedient to the Lord and of hypocrisy, because I pray openly in church. Needless … Continue reading

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