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The Christian, the Church, and Love for the "Brethren"

When I was growing up, we used to reference love for “the brethren and the sisteren,” and I always thought that was such a fundamental Scriptural principle it didn’t need special attention. 931 more words

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The Church Is Not Perfect

I’m sensitive about church bashing which seemed to be in vogue not so long ago. When someone started talking about the Church it was almost always to tell readers or listeners what the traditional church had done wrong. 821 more words

The Bible

Doing Ministry In The Twenty-first Century

Another pastor has been asked to leave his church—a megachurch, no less, so there’s lots of attention to his failings and his firing. I’m referring to Perry Noble, pastor and founder of NewSpring Church in South Carolina, who confessed to an ongoing overuse of alcohol. 786 more words

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Going Along To Get Along

I’m reposting this article from October 2013 because I needed to be reminded of these points.

Don’t make waves. Don’t ruffle anyone’s feathers. … 778 more words

Christians

What I DO Like About Church

I’ve said more than once that I’ve been spoiled. I’ve spent the bulk of my adult life in one Bible-believing church. Without a doubt, the teaching I received there and what I’ve learned from regular time in God’s word are the causes for any spiritual growth in my life. 1,198 more words

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What I Don't Like Regarding Church

Churches are nothing but a collection of people—sinners saved by grace who sometimes listen to God and follow Him, but who sometimes rebel and go their own way, though they may repent and come back to a place of obedience. 928 more words

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Spiritual Journey Or Relationship With God?

Christians have for as long as I remember been concerned about speaking to others in what some refer to as “churchese” or “Christianese.” By this they simply mean the lingo associated with church or with Christianity. 939 more words

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