Jesus is to be Lord of the church. The church is to embody Jesus to the world. Do we reflect the love of God in Christ to one another and to the world? How else can the world know of Him?
In a world of religious confusion the call went out to use “Bible names for Bible doctrines.” The statement sounds appealing; the concerns it critiques are most valid. And yet “Bible names” could become just as problematic depending how they are used. We do well to explore how language is to be used to communicate the purposes of God.
Christians in a local church are to meet together to encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25); local churches therefore must give some thought to facilities. But what kind of facilities are necessary for the church to do its work? Such has proven to be a contentious and divisive matter, sadly. We do well to search the Scriptures and gain principles from its pages.
God has given the church many responsibilities. It is up to the members of the congregation to meet them. As we sow, thus we shall reap.
When Christians gather together, a lesson is preached. Why does preaching take place in an assembly? What explains its prominence? Join us as we discuss preaching as an act of the assembly.
Christians came together on the first day of the week to break bread. The Lord’s Supper defines our gathering; it also exemplifies it. Let us consider the importance of the Lord’s Supper in the assembly.
Christians do well to come together and pray to God their Father. The prayer of the people of God has great power in its working!
Early Christians sang psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs when they assembled together. We do well to understand why and to what end.
Christians frequently assemble together to study more about Scripture and how to apply it to their lives. How can the assembly Bible study be effective for its purposes?
It is easy to associate “assembly” with “Christianity,” but is there not much more to Christianity than the assembly? How shall we view the assembly in terms of the greater life we live as Christians?