What Is Your View of the Church?
We live in a time when many have a negative view of the church. People claim they follow Jesus, but they see no need to be a member of the church, or at least see little need to sacrifice their time and efforts in regular support of the church. This is often due to the [...]read more
The Church is God’s Holy Temple
In Paul’s letter to the church of God at Corinth, he wrote: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are” (1 [...]read more
The Body of Christ
One of the concerns of the apostle Paul when he wrote to the church at Corinth was their need to work together in utilizing the spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit had given to them. It was in this context that Paul used the illustration of the church being like a body: “For as the [...]read more
Local Church Membership
“And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that [...]read more
“But He Delivered Jesus to Their Will”
On the night of Jesus’ crucifixion, the guards paraded Him before several different officials, beginning with the Sanhedrin council (Luke 22:66-71). The Sanhedrin council, assuming they had enough evidence to convict Jesus of blasphemy in His claims to be the son of God, delivered Jesus to be tried by Pilate. As soon as Pilate learned [...]read more
The Lord had provided greatly for the nation of Judah. The heavenly Father stood ready to lift up the nation of Judah above all other nations. He was willing to provide Judah with an unending abundance of peace and prosperity. Judah was God’s nation and God watched over her. However, like a rebellious child, Judah turned her back to the Lord. She forsook the Lord, choosing instead to worship idols, engaging in immorality, forsaking the poor and the afflicted, andread more
12 Things To Do in 2017
Here we stand in a brand new year. Of course, from a practical standpoint, today is just another day in our lives. However, from a calendar point of view, we are in the first hours of the year 2017. We have said goodbye to another year. We have closed the door. We have started a [...]read more
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