The church

What Hath God Joined Together?

IN HIS WORD, GOD HAS JOINED: Christ and the Church Christ is the head of the body (Col. 1:18, Eph. 1:22-23). The Lord adds to His body (Acts 2:41,47) all who are baptized into Him (Rom. 6:3, Gal. 3:27, I Cor. 12:13). Doctrine and Worship When acts of worship become separated from God’s instruction: Vain…

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What Am I Saying When I Assemble with the Saints?

When you assemble with the saints, you show your love for your: Physical family (Eph. 6:4), Spiritual family (Col. 3:16; Rom. 15:14, 14:19; Heb. 3:13, 10:24, 25), Neighbors (Matt. 5:16), Own soul (Col. 3:16, Heb. 10:25-26), and God (Matt. 16:24-26).

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Two Pictures of God’s People

TWO PICTURES OF WHAT THE LORD’S PEOPLE SHOULD BE. STONES (I Pet. 2:5, Heb. 3:6) Stones that support the weight of the Lord’s mission (Matt. 28:19-20, II Cor. 4:7, II Cor. 5:18) Stones that support the weight of one another (Gal. 6:2) Stones that are solid and will not crumble (I Cor. 16:13, Eph. 6:10)…

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Thanksgiving: Attitude of Gratitude and ThanksLIVING

WHO WOULD NOT GIVE THANKS TO GOD? The atheist, who does not believe in God. The agnostic or skeptic, who is unsure there is a God. (Rom. 1:21) The forgetful person, who does not remember God’s blessings. (Ps. 103:2) The self-sufficient person, who does not recognize his dependence on God. (Jas. 1:17, I Tim. 6:17) The greedy or envious person, who is too obsessed with…

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Qualities of God’s Chosen Leaders (Moses/Fathers/Elders)

THEY ARE EXAMPLES Moses demonstrated leadership qualities in Egypt and Midian. Fathers will have no credibility to lead if they do not live what they teach. Elders cannot get a congregation to follow where they do not lead by example (I Pet. 5:3). THEY ARE ABLE TO TRAIN OTHERS Moses prepared the people and another…

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Let no one despise your youth

Let no one despise your youth . . . (1 Tim 4:12 NKJV) God has always used young people to do great things. God used David to oppose the enemies of God. (I Sam. 17) God used Joseph to save His people from famine. (Gen. 37) God used Daniel to reveal Him as the One…

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Freedom

Our spiritual freedom in Christ is like our national freedom because: Freedom was not free. We were bought with a price (I Cor. 6:20, 7:23). Jesus was sent into the world (John 3:16, Rom. 8:32, I John 4:9-10) to liberate us (Luke 4:18). He paid our ransom (John 10:18, I Pet. 3:18, Matt. 20:28). Freedom…

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Become As A Little Child

(Mat. 18:3 NKJV) and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. We must become like little children in: Open-heartedness (II Cor. 1:12, Rom. 12:9, Josh. 24:14, Eph. 6:24, Phil. 1:10). Forgiveness (I Cor. 14:20). Dependence (II Cor.…

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