The Local Church

The Local Church Heb. 10:25   The local church is one of three institutions commissioned by God, the others being the family and civil government. The local church is commissioned by God to carry out His purpose in reaching the lost and perfecting the saved. Therefore, God’s plan for a...

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Finding the Right Church 1 Cor 12:18

Finding the Right Church 1 Cor. 12: 18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Finding the right church can be difficult.  We have been asked numerous times by folks if we can help them find the right church when they are moving to a new city.  So, here are some recommendations we have...

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Starting Right Matt. 6:33

18-01-01-Matt-6-33-Starting-Off-Right CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO After a season of gifts and family visits it is time to return to the business of living for the Lord.  So much attention is given to temporal and worldly things during the Holiday season that people drift away from the Lord.  It’s time to...

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The Gifts of Jesus Christ Gal 1:1-5

Gal 1:1-5 The Gifts of Jesus Christ CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The gifts of Jesus to us are many.  In the first five verses of Galatians 1 we find that the Lord gave: Apostleship to Paul (Gal 1:1) – according to Eph 4:8-16, the function of this gift was to benefit...

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Keep Them Together Eph. 4:4

Keep Them Together Eph. 4:4 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jesus keeps things together that the devil wants to divide.  Three principle things that the Lord wants to keep together are the body of Christ, the local church and husbands and wives. We have to be aware that the Lord wants to...

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Growing as a Christian 1 Peter 2:1-3

Growing As A Christian 1 Peter 2: 1-3 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When we were kids we knew we were growing because we could see ourselves in the mirror, our clothes wouldn’t fit, our relatives would say, “My you have grown,” and so forth.  But how do you know when you...

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The Local Church Functions as a Body Eph.1:22-23

The Local Church Functions as a Body Eph. 1:22-23 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When we studied Local Church in Bible College there was an emphasis on the differences between the Local Church and the Body of Christ. Most notably, I remember learning that the Church is an organism and the Local...

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Local Churches Eph. 1:22-23

Local Churches Eph. 1: 22 -23 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In the Bible there is a clear distinction between the body of Christ, called the Church, and local churches, also called the church.  The body of Christ is made up of all believers who have been saved.  At salvation, the Spirit of...

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God is Limited

We have heard and some of us have even said, “I don’t need to be in church.  I just worship God by myself.”  That isn’t true. If God is going to do any redemptive work in you and in your family He is going to work in three places: the...

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What Do Churches Do For Missionaries

What Do Churches Do For Missionaries CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO What is our responsibility to missionaries? We Send Them – Acts 13:2-3 – we are to send them as the Holy Spirit leads not as they “choose” to go – the whole process from the missionary’s call to his arrival on...

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