In The Character of the Church, Joe Thorn outlines what are considered to be the distinctive marks of a church. Thorn focuses on the essential elements such as the preaching of the Word, participation in the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and baptism, faithful biblical leadership by elders and deacons, gracious yet firm church discipline, passionate evangelism, and effective discipleship. 280 more words
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Recently this month, I attended a conference where the Lord’s supper was given during the worship service. The conference was held prior to Easter Sunday, and what held me in awe of God’s reach of power was that over one hundred representatives from other countries were present along with thousands of other attendees. 365 more words
In my last blog post in this series, we talked about the Sermon, which is God’s Word proclaimed to the people. Every good sermon preaches the gospel—the good news of how God has saved us from our sin and misery through the shed blood of Christ. 333 more words
Jesus Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed.
This proclamation is at the heart of the Easter message.
The hope of Easter is that the Crucified One has been raised – death has been conquered, sin erased, and the way into the bosom of the Father opened for all who belong to Christ. 2,898 more words