As we focus on enhancing our Fellowship in 2019, we explore how our Giving is related to our understanding of Christian Fellowship.
As part of our series of examining how each Bible book points us to Jesus, we look at the overall message of Song of Solomon and its connections to God’s redemptive work through Jesus, even redemption of marital love and intimacy.
How should we use the term “Christian”?
What will happen to the unimmersed on the Day of Judgment?
Why do we not come together for prayer gatherings in response to crisis like past generations did?
As a followup to last week’s sermon on Traditions, we explore the mindset which leads to division and sectarianism…and the path toward recovery and prevention.
Responses to these questions:
1. In the absence of scriptural leadership, how does a congregation operate?
2. Is there a book, chapter, and verse which tells us Jesus was 33 when He died?
3. What are some of the differences between the Sadducees and the Pharisees besides the denial of resurrection by the former?
How do we regard the importance of our assemblies together as compared with the emphasis placed on them by the early church? Which cultural factors have contributed to the devaluing of our time together? We examine these questions and look at 3 passages in Hebrews which should help reignite our anticipation of our regular gatherings as God's people.
Prayer is individual, but it is also communal - when we are assembled together and even when we are in private. We explore the overlap of Christian fellowship and prayer.
1 Peter 2 has some of the most potent language about the people of God in the entire Bible. We explore 5 designations for God's people and the meaning that each of them carry.
"Judge not lest you be judged." It seems like even those who don't have a clue on where to find the Gospel of Matthew in a Bible know this verse. And absolutely Christians have too often ignored Jesus' teaching on the dangers of making judgments. But this is not all the Bible has to say on the topic. We examine several biblical passages and find out why judgment is necessary but also why our human capacity for it is limited.
Why are church overseers/elders/shepherds limited to those who have exhibited specific qualities? We go through 1 Timothy 3 to explore these divine descriptions of a local church's leaders.