For almost five months now, churches all across the country have been canceling their weekly assemblies and inviting their members to follow the worship program online. It is explained that this is exactly how early Christians met together – in house churches. Is this an accurate comparison?
The popular thing these days is to claim Jesus and deny the church. But according to the Bible, is this even possible?
In his letter to the Philippians, Paul give thanks for his dear friends in the church. As the preaching minister at Seagoville, I strongly identify with his prayer.
Is it arrogant to teach that there is one God, one Savior, one book? Then why would it be arrogant to teach what the Bible plainly says about the church?
Nebuchadnezzar has a disturbing dream. He sees a great metallic image that is smashed by a stone. What does it mean, and why does it matter?
In ancient Israel there were six cities of refuge (Josh. 20:7-8). If a man accidentally killed his neighbor, he could escape to one of these places and find protection. These cities make us think of the church.
A loving congregation is warm and welcoming. No doubt, this is one reason why the Bible describes the church in family terms. God’s people have an open door and an open heart (Col. 3:11-14).
Many people feel like outsiders watching a party through the window. They don’t have pleasant childhood memories. They don’t like their jobs. And they don’t feel loved by their own spouses. Does anyone really care?
Have you ever yearned to belong to a good family? Jesus has some great news for you. His church is inclusive. Whoever does the will of the heavenly Father is his brother, sister, or mother (Matt. 12:46-50).