Category Archives: Chruch

Rethinking Our Role as a Church

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

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All in All

                                                  You are my strength when I am weak                … Continue reading

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In the News: The Old Asked to Leave

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

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The Church: The Kingdom of Christ

“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

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The Church: The Called Out

“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

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The Church: The Army of the Lord

“Finally, My brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). “This charge I … Continue reading

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The Church: The Temple of God

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). The church is being referred to as the temple of God.  Marion Fox comments, “The only correct … Continue reading

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The Church: The Family of God

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but… members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). What a change!  God made it possible for those who were once “having no hope, and without God in the world” (Ephesians … Continue reading

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The Church: The Body of Christ

“And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body…” (Ephesians 1:22-23). The book of Ephesians speaks of a body.  There is one body (Ephesians 4:4).  … Continue reading

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