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Are Churches That Only ‘Live-Stream’ In Sin?

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25Hebrews 3:12Hebrews 3:13Matthew 18:17-20Revelation 1:10-16
Topics: Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Doctrine of Worship,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Even among Christians who are convinced that the saints’ weekly gathering is “essential,” many remain suspicious of the church’s true necessity. This suspicion is likely due to the fact that many Christians fail to understand precisely how the church is “unique.” In our day, there appears to be an alarming amount of Christians who are simply unaware of what actually occurs in the gathered assembly of the saints on the Lord’s Day. They fail to see how what takes place at church is categorically distinct from what individual Christians do all week long in their private practices of piety (scripture reading, prayer, fasting, catechizing their children, etc).

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Are Churches That Only ‘Live-Stream’ In Sin?

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25Hebrews 3:12Hebrews 3:13Matthew 18:17-20Revelation 1:10-16
Topics: Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Doctrine of Worship, Doctrine of Worship,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Even among Christians who are convinced that the saints’ weekly gathering is “essential,” many remain suspicious of the church’s true necessity. This suspicion is likely due to the fact that many Christians fail to understand precisely how the church is “unique.” In our day, there appears to be an alarming amount of Christians who are simply unaware of what actually …

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All Christians Need a Shepherd

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Scripture: Matthew 18:15-17
Topics: Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Elders, Confrontation, Submission to Authority,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

In Acts 20:28, pastors are commanded to shepherd the flock of God with diligence and carefulness. But how are pastors able to discern who their flock actually is? Are you being intentional to make sure that there are shepherds in your life who can hold you accountable?

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Should I Cut Toxic People Out Of My Life?

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Scripture: Matthew 10:14-15Matthew 18:21-22Matthew 19:27-29
Topics: Confrontation, Submission to Authority, Confrontation,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Is there ever is a time where it’s acceptable and biblical to cut someone out of your life who is toxic and mistreats you? I know Christians are called to forgive one another and love their neighbors, but is there ever a time where it’s simply unwise to continue associating with someone who doesn’t treat you well? And what if …

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Should Churches Be Governed By The Congregation?

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Scripture: Acts 6:1-6Matthew 18:15-17Matthew 18:17-20
Topics: Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Confrontation, Submission to Authority, Confrontation, Submission to Authority,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

What degree of authority should the members of a congregation have in their local church? Should pastors/elders have authority over everything, or should the congregation bear some measure of authority? If so, what specific things should the members of a congregation have authority over?

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Church Membership Matters

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Scripture: Matthew 18:15-17
Topics: Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel’s teaching was on the topic of Church Membership. His primary biblical text was Matthew 18:15-17. His focus was on the necessity of local church membership as the only sufficient context for practical obedience to several of the commandments found in the New Testament.