In this lesson, we talked about the family relationship among Christians especially as it pertains to the local family of Christians.
The responsibilities of the local eldership are much more than making the occasional decisions for the congregation. While it is true the current eldership has made several physical improvements to the meeting place, as well as making the decision toread more
We are told nothing about the beginning of the church in Smyrna; the book of Revelation contains the only mention of this church. Since Smyrna was about 35 miles north of Ephesus, it may have been established while Paul wasread more
In Revelation 2:1-7 we have record of the letter Jesus dictated to the apostle John concerning the church of Ephesus. Jesus describes Himself as “He who…walks in the midst of…the seven churches” (2:1 with 1:20). This affirms His presence amongread more
The church at Ephesus was established during Paul’s second evangelistic journey. While Paul spent little time at Ephesus on his second journey, we know the church was established because Aquila and Priscilla and other brethren were there when Apollos cameread more
The church at Thessalonica was established during Paul’s second evangelistic journey when some of the Jews “and a great multitude of devout Greeks” were persuaded that Jesus is the Christ predicted by the Old Testament Scriptures (see Acts 17:1-4). Inread more
The New Testament reveals limited information regarding the work of the local church. From this information, we understand the work of the local church, the purpose of the local church, how the local church uses the funds collected as wellread more
The importance of the God-designed organization for the church He has established can be illustrated by considering the organizational structure of man-made companies or civic groups. Due to the nature of the business of certain companies, they may find itread more