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Date written: September 30th, 2007 Scripture ref: Acts 20:28 SUBJECT: Christ / Church TITLE: "For Christ and the Church" PROPOSITION: For Christ and the church let us 1) Praise Lovingly, 2) Pray Fervently, 3) Give Willingly, 4) Serve Faithfully. OBJECTIVE:
Part 1 When we think about the word "missions" what naturally comes to our mind are specific works (primarily in other countries) in which the church participates by either contributing funds or sending individuals to be involved. The Latin root
"Pattern for the Church"
Why Do We Have Elders?
Date written: December 17th, 2006 Scripture ref: Acts 20:17, 28 SUBJECT: Church Organization/Leadership TITLE: Why Do We Have Elders? PROPOSITION: We have elders to 1) Oversee 2) Counsel 3) Shepherd. Objectives: That each would understand the role elders have in
That which is essential is that which is fundamentally necessary and indispensable. Cereal boxes talk about essential vitamins and minerals. These are things the FDA says are necessary and indispensable for our physical well being. There are other things that
Date written: May 21st, 2006 Scripture ref: Revelation 3:7-13 SUBJECT: Church TITLE: Asian Churches - Philadelphia PROPOSITION: To the church of Philadelphia we have a message of 1) Opportunity, 2) Conquering, 3) Help in the time of need, and 4)
Asian Churches - Philadelphia
This past Wednesday night in the high school class, one of our astute and observant high school students asked me why some are calling us a cult. After the death of Matthew Winkler, there were several in the media who
Asian Churches - Sardis
Date written: March 19th, 2006 Scripture ref: Revelation 3:1-6 SUBJECT: Church TITLE: Asian Churches – Sardis PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will look at the church in Sardis. Objectives: Each should be familiar with the description of the church at
The trip to De Leon, Texas was productive on a number of levels. I had a wonderful opportunity to spend time with my grandmother both going to De Leon and on the return trip. She lives in Graham, Texas, just
Date written: January 14th, 2005 Scripture ref: Acts 2:14-24 SUBJECT: Church TITLE: The Beginning of the Church of Christ PROPOSITION: In this study we will look at Acts 2 in relationship to the beginning of the church of Christ. Objectives:
There are at least two major religious bodies today who claim apostleship or apostolic like authority for individuals in their religion. The Mormons plainly state that they have living apostles in The Quorum of the Twelve. These, they claim, have
Recently many have seen in the media and other news outlets that the United Church of Christ denomination has openly endorsed homosexual marriage. There has been some confusion that the United Church of Christ is affiliated with the churches of
Date written: June 18th, 2005 Scripture ref: Colossians 1:9-11 SUBJECT: Work of the Church TITLE: To The Work PROPOSITION: The elders have set a work before us. How ought we to look at this new work? Objectives: That each would
Indeed! Why are you a member of any church of which you call yourself a member? We read in the scriptures, “Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves” (2 Corinthians 13:5a). God does
Date written: May 7th, 2005 Scripture ref: Philippians 2:1,2 SUBJECT: Unity, Church TITLE: Why Have Unity? PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will set forth three reasons why we ought to have unity. 1) Jesus prayed for it. 2) Paul pleaded
Date written: May 12th, 2005 Scripture ref: Romans 12:8 SUBJECT: Church, Conflicts, Peace, Unity TITLE: Principles for Resolving Church Conflicts PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will look at six principles for resolving church conflicts as illustrated by a recent mission
Date written: May 1st, 2005 Scripture ref: Revelation 2:18-29 SUBJECT: Church TITLE: Asian Churches - Thyatira PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will look at the Asian church of Thyatira. We will note that Jesus knows: 1) The state of the
Is it the work of the church to provide secular education and give money for secular education?
I have a very tough question. I have been a member of the Lord's Church for a few years, and once people find out, the first question they ask is "Why does the church of Christ think they are the
Jesus speaks of how great John the Baptist is and makes the statement that even as great as he is, the lesser (least) in God's Kingdom is greater than he. My question (and one that was asked of me) is,
Date written: January 30th, 2005 Scripture ref: Revelation 2:12-17 SUBJECT: Church TITLE: Asian Churches -- Pergamum PROPOSITION: In this study we will examine the letter to the church at Pergamum. In it we learn about Jesus. He is He who
This question recently came up in some of my Internet studies with online friends. The question centers on whether or not it is necessary to be identified as a member of a local congregation. The Bible doesn't have a process
Date written: December 19th, 2004 Scripture ref: Revelation 2:8-11 SUBJECT: Church History TITLE: Asian Churches -- Smyrna PROPOSITION: In the letter to the church at Symrna, we have Jesus': 1) Description 2) Knowledge, 3) Prophecy, 4) Command. OBJECTIVES: AIM: INTRODUCTION:1.
Date written: October 3rd, 2004 Scripture ref: Revelation 3:14-22 SUBJECT: Church TITLE: Asian Churches -- Laodicea PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will briefly look at the asian church of Laodicea. We will note: 1) Some facts regarding the city, 2)
Can you please give me either examples or word for word scriptures speaking about what the elder's should do with or how they are to spend the Lord's money? Ex: Where is the authority to have a kitchen, gymnasim, water
Of the many different characteristics of the church there is that of being the body of Christ. Perhaps this metaphor is most illustrative in one of Paul's letters to Corinth. In 1 Corinthians 12:14-16, Paul writes, "For the body is
In 1946 a group of Christians started a church on Shaver Street in Berryville. The old Shaver Street building, though owned by others, is still standing today. These Christians brought with them the same commitments that the church sets forth
We run into people on a more or less frequent basis that are looking for a church. Many times you will hear people who are undergoing this process say things like, "How do I know which church to join," and
Perhaps you have seen this slogan frequently in the past several weeks. During times of prosperity and peace, many forget God. They rest upon their laurels and become satisfied with self. The thought of God crosses their mind once or
God, in His wisdom, saw fit from eternity to establish the church. Ephesians 3:10 and 11 reads, "To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of
Is it biblical to withdraw fellowship from an individual who has left the church and after encouragement, exhortation, longsuffering, and finally rebuke refuses to come back to the Lord? I know the Lord's church has failed miserably in recent years
We have a member who does not believe in Sponsoring Congregations? Do you and what is the scriptural authority for them?
If a man is baptized in a denominational church and he says he was baptize for the remission of sins, can you accept him into the fellowship of the church?
Date written: July 4th, 2004 Scripture ref: Galatians 6:10 SUBJECT: Benevolence TITLE: The Church's Work of Benevolence PROPOSITION: To discuss the work that the church must do in rendering benevolent deeds to be saints and non-saints. OBJECTIVE: Each listener should
This past week I was having a conversation with a friend who is a member of a denominational church. She mentioned to me that she wanted to come visit us and that she had told her "pastor" that she was
What does it mean when we become the Bride of Christ? Are we already a Bride when we believe and born again? Revelation speaks of Christ coming for His Bride? Please tell me more about Bride of Christ.
Please explain to me where is "the church" at Christ's 2nd coming, and what happens to it? Will the church suffer thru the sufferings of gods wrath in the book of revelations?
Date written: March 7th, 2004 Scripture ref: Revelation 2:1-7 SUBJECT: Church TITLE: Asian Churches -- Ephesus PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will discuss the church at Ephesus. OBJECTIVES: Each hearer should be more familiar with the church in that city.
The church is the blood bought institution for which Christ died (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:25). Its coming was promised by Christ (Matthew 16:18), it is part of the eternal plan which God has for the salvation of man (Ephesians 3:10-11),