Category Archives: Church

Joining The Disciples

by William J. Stewart Saul left Jerusalem, headed for Damascus, intending to arrest any Christians he found there (Acts 9:1-2). On the way, he met the Lord, and in Damascus, he was taught the gospel and baptized by Ananias (Acts … Continue reading

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Keeping the Christ in Christianity

by William J. Stewart A common maxim postulated by some this time of year is the need to keep the Christ in Christmas. Such vehemently affirm Jesus was born on December 25; and He is the reason for the season. … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day

by Sean P. Cavender | The Bald Knob Builder The New Testament church has had the long-standing practice of meeting and assembling for worship on the first day of the week since the church began. In keeping with the practice … Continue reading

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Local Church Organization

Author: Keith Sharp The various denominations divide their membership between the clergy and the laity. The laity are the “people in the pew,” those who are members but not in leadership positions. The clergy is the leadership of the church, … Continue reading

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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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