Church

Don’t blame God for religious confusion. “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all (Ephesians 4)”

When You Meet Together
If we lived 2,000 years ago, what would a church service look like? And, why couldn’t it look like that today? No schedule. No building. No offices. No bureaucracy. No hired servants. No church (as we know it today). Just Christians meeting together, holding each other personally responsible to serve the Lord, and building one another up. Wow!

Are you a “Noble Berean?”
The Apostle Paul commended the Bereans for doing 2 very important things. One of these things is often discussed but the other is largely ignored. In order for you to be a “Noble Berean” you have to do both…

Do you have “itching ears?”
People will turn away from the truth, they will grow weary of the plain gospel of Christ, they will be greedy of fables, and take pleasure in them. People do so when they will not endure that preaching which is searching, plain, and to the purpose. Those who love souls must be ever watchful, must venture and bear all the painful effects of their faithfulness, and take all opportunities of making known the pure gospel

5 instructions to local churches
And, Paul gave specific instruction about the operation of the church, he gave specific instruction about offices and positions in the church, he gave specific instruction about church hierarchy, and he gave specific instruction about clergy versus laity…

How to find a good local church?
Among the many good local Bible-believing churches, those that are part of the Calvary Global Network and the Southern Baptist Convention are often very good, so these websites can help…
Where is the nearest Calvary Chapel?
Find a Southern Baptist Church

8 gifts of service for your congregation
You may not have thought about the following attributes as gifts. You may have thought God could only use superstars. But, God is very clear that these 8 gifts are given by him to you for service in your congregation…

The shocking 1-step solution to problems among brethren
While Jesus Christ was manifest in the flesh with his disciples, various problems came up between them. One, of the most odious and most ridiculous problems, was the question of who would be the greatest in the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ proposed a solution for how to solve that problem. Do you have problems between brothers and sisters in Christ? Are they this odious? Are they this ridiculous? Are you willing to ask, “What would Jesus do?” His solution might work. Are you willing to step outside your comfort zone? His solution might work! Are you willing to to resolve those problems in Jesus’ way? His solution might will work!!!!

We told him to stop because he isn’t in our group
If you had been walking in John’s footsteps, would you do what he did? John said to Jesus, “Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn’t in our group.” (Luke 9:49)

5 surprising things about deacon
The Bible does not support the idea of an “office of deacon” but rather describes the abundant opportunities for “[G1249 διάκονος] servants” “[G1247 διακονέω] to serve” with “[G1248 διακονία] service.”

What about a statement of faith?
Most Christian churches and organizations write a statement of faith to document their understanding of the Bible so you can know what they believe. We have resisted doing this for fear that we would put an arbitrary gloss on one portion of scripture over another. But, in this age of world-wide communication through the internet, I think it would be wise to have something available. Therefore, I have attempted to list some Bible verses that I believe are non-negotiable truths…