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Category Archives: Chruch
It is my educated opinion that many Christians have much too narrow of a view of the role of the church. They are comfortable with the church proclaiming the Gospel, what one must do for salvation, how the church is … Continue reading
KXXV (ABC) Waco recently ran the following story: “Cottage Grove, Minn. – A struggling Minnesota church is asking its older parishioners to leave in hopes of making it more attractive to young families. Grove United Methodist Church in the St. … Continue reading
“You are God’s field” (1 Corinthians 3:9). Paul was writing to “the church of God which is at Corinth” (1 Corinthians 1:2). He referred to them as “God’s field” (1 Corinthians 3:9). Why is the church metaphorically referred to as … Continue reading
“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13) In one sense (as above), the church and the kingdom are used as synonyms. Consider: (a) Christians, … Continue reading
“I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18). The original word translated “church” is ekklesia. It is commonly translated “church,” “congregation,” and “assembly.” It comes from ek = “out” and kaleo = “to call.” The original word was used long before Jesus built His church. (1) … Continue reading