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5 Reasons For Belonging To A Local Church

Topics: Gospel, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The New Testament contains at least five strands of evidence for local church membership. Each one reveals something vital to Christian Faith which would be minimized or denied if there were no definable local church membership. 1. DISCIPLINE Church membership is implied by the way the church is supposed to discipline its members. The church appears to be the final …

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What Alzheimer’s Taught Me About the Sovereignty of God

Topics: Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of God, Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Katie Murphy

It’s probably safe to say that most of us are completely unaware of the fact that today is Alzheimer’s Awareness Day. Don’t feel bad; I wouldn’t have either if it were not for Facebook. Alzheimer’s affects old people and as young people, Alzheimer’s doesn’t give us much pause as say cancer or depression (two things that we are more likely …

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Totally Dependent

Topics: Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Contentment, Contributor: Danielle Renfrow

I am nearly at the finish line! In about 3 weeks or so I will endure the radical pains of childbirth to meet for the very first time, my daughter, Piper Evangeline. I look forward to no longer needing 8 pillows when I sleep to help my particularly round body get comfortable and keep me from the fears of accidentally …

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Divisions In the Church: ‘I Follow Paul, I Follow Apollos’

Topics: Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Contentment, Bitterness, Submission to Authority, Gospel, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Unity, Contributor: Joel Webbon

10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11 My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there …

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Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And The Gospel

Topics: Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Unity, Gospel, Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Contentment, Bitterness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

About five years ago a handful of my closest friends and I moved across the country to plant a church. We had no idea how difficult of a task this would be. The endeavor of starting a church from scratch included more challenges than I had ever imagined. Preparing sermons, building a website, finding a venue to accommodate our gatherings, …

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Shamed For Our Good

Topics: Gospel, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Contentment, Bitterness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Guilt & Shame, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Contributor: Sean Kinnally

The prodigal son. In this character of Jesus’ parable in Luke 15, we can see much about the heart of humanity. The son’s pride of thinking he knows better than the father in asking for his share of the father’s property prematurely, the selfishness to leave his family, the laziness to forsake the work expected of him as a son, …

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You’re A New Creation But…

Topics: Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Regeneration, Doctrine of Sanctification, Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Contentment, Bitterness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Guilt & Shame, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Humility, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When I was younger I remember going to my first wedding and being frustrated by how much attention was given to the bride. I was just a selfish little boy at the time, but it seemed wrong for the groom to be merely an afterthought in his own wedding. Think about it for a second. In every wedding the bride …

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Do I Really Need To Belong To A Local Church?

Topics: Gospel, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Church Membership, Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Contentment, Bitterness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Guilt & Shame, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Humility, Discipleship, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Sean Kinnally

Many people outside the Christian faith see church as an unnecessary, or even manipulative, institution not particularly valuable for spiritual growth or personal well-being. This mindset has certainly increased in our post-modern and post-Christian society. This is to be expected among unbelievers, but surprisingly it has become a way of thinking even for many of us who profess to know …

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Enjoying The Little Things In Life

Topics: Confession & Repentance, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Contentment, Bitterness, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Guilt & Shame, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Humility, Discipleship, Submission to Authority, Christian Contentment, Confession & Repentance, Contributor: Megan Webbon

My name is Megan and I struggle to believe that God is good. Honestly, I have had a pretty easy life so far. Looking back, I can’t say my life has been marked by much tragedy. I also can’t say that I have gone through an extended season of dryness is which I felt disappointed by God. But let me …