We have looked at the first two reasons why Christians should join a local church: 1) For their own sake 2) For the sake of the Pastors/Leaders. Today we look at the third. For the Local Church and Other Christians Christians should join a local church, for the edification and encouragement of other Christians. […]
Throughout this series we are looking at reason’s why Christians should join a local church. In the last post we covered how Christians should join a church for their own sake. Today we look at the second reason. For the Elders/Leaders of the Church Christians should join a local church to help the […]
Throughout these posts we are going to look at the four reasons why Christians should join a local church. Let’s look at the first one. For Themselves Christians must realize first of all, that they haven’t been called into the Christian life as a silo. Jesus doesn’t save us and then put us out to […]
There is much ‘push back’ in our day to the practice of local church membership. For many, there is complete apathy and indifference – even some are indignant over the practice of church membership; while many agree wholeheartedly. Why do people respond this way? Past Experiences – Some people have seen church membership done in […]
Have you ever tried to define preaching? What is it? What are the goals of preaching? What do you think? John Piper describes it as “Expository exultation.” Meaning, the preacher is unpacking the meaning of the Word of God for joy in God. Love that. 1st Draft Definition Preaching is proclaiming God’s gospel truth from […]
Great video from the Elephant Room. Driscoll brings some light on the issue of those who like to critique ministry – but never do it. Gun-Collectors, Not Soldiers from Harvest Bible Chapel on Vimeo. You should check out some more clips. Great stuff.
I wish that our ministry – and mine especially – might be tied and tethered to the cross. ~ C.H. Spurgeon
Eldership in the local church is a big deal. Every local church needs a plurality of elders/pastors who lead the church. Being in the church planting world, eldership in a new church is huge. Church planter – this needs to be on your radar. And what I have seen, some planters are not sure how […]