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Why Christians Must Physically Gather Together At Church

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Scripture: Matthew 16Matthew 18Psalm 63
Topics: Church Membership, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Live-streaming is not church. If Christians neglect the physical gathering of the saints on the Lord’s Day, they miss out on the unique experience of the presence of Christ.

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Is David Platt Responsible For The Division At McLean Bible Church?

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Scripture: Titus 1:10-11
Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Contributor: Joel Webbon

McLean Bible Church recently held a congregational meeting where one of the long-standing members was removed from the sanctuary by security. There has been a growing sense of division at the church surrounding issues of social justice and racial reconciliation. So who’s to blame? Is David Platt, the senior pastor of McLean Bible Church, responsible for this division?

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Your Pastor When He May Be in Sin

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:19-25
Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Contributor: Joel Webbon

What is the difference between bringing a “charge” and bringing a “concern” to your pastors? The Bible allows for both, but we must diligently discern between the two, and exercise true humility as we approach those who have been appointed in positions of spiritual authority.

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The True Meaning of “Where Two or More Are Gathered”

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:19-25
Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Matthew 18:20 is one of the most misinterpreted texts in Scripture. Watch this clip as Pastor Joel explains the true meaning of, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

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Excommunicating

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Scripture: Matthew 18:15-17
Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Confrontation, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Virtually every church has to kick people out from time to time. The only question is, are they doing it biblically? Are you apart of a local church that practices church discipline according to scripture?

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All Christians Need a Shepherd

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Scripture: Matthew 18:15-17
Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, 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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Handed Over to Satan

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:18-20
Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Elders, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In 1 Timothy 1:20, Paul mentions two individuals by name which he has “handed over to Satan.” So what does it mean to be handed over to Satan? Watch this episode to find out!

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In The Trenches

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Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Elders, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Contributor: Joel Webbon

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What is the Church’s Role in Caring for The Poor?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:3-16
Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Elders, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Loving the Saints, Confrontation, Submission to Authority, Stewardship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

What is the church’s role in caring for the poor?

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Confronting Pastors in Sin

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:19-25
Topics: Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Elders, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Loving the Saints, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel Webbon teaches on 1 Timothy 5:19-25. His focus was on the desperate need for healthy leadership in local churches, and the vital role that the congregation plays in achieving this goal.