God has provided us so much, and all we have to do is participate. We gain so much by joining together.
I do know one thing for certain: the current state of the church is not in line with Jesus’ prayer for unity, and in that respect all sides are wrong. The church needs to make unity a priority again.
By trying to remain autonomous local congregations and yet stick to a standard name among groups, we've attempted to find the best of both worlds between scriptural practice and denominational tradition, and I feel that we've largely failed.
What if we take the spirit of determination and serve others and work with others to show the love of God in this world?
“Nations will fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory. For the Lord builds up Zion; he appears in his glory; he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.”
When a church appoints a single man to be the pastor, not only are they not following what we see in scripture, they are also putting a single man in an unenviable position with responsibilities that were never intended for a single person to bear.
From the books of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians, we will see four reasons why Jesus is our one true King.
What is the elder, and what is he not?
While many of us in the church are intimately familiar with topics like the qualifications of elders based on passages like those in 1 Timothy, sometimes I feel things get lost in translation when we apply the scripture to our lives.
I would be remiss if I didn’t dedicate an article to specifically examine the Bible teacher, the one who is ultimately responsible for bringing people of different perspectives and backgrounds together to dedicate some time to examining and applying God’s word.