Category: The Local Church

Ye Have the Poor With You Always

And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. – Mark 14:6-7 KJV One of the biggest trends happening in the church is ...

LOVE AND DOCTRINE

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not ...

Just My Imagination?

Maybe it’s just my imagination? But, it seems there is much more backbiting, and bickering, now happening between like minded Believers. Well, let me take that opening statement back.  It’s not my imagination.  It is fact!  There is, after all, nothing new under the sun. You see; there is something inherent in every single person ...

A Case & Thoughts for The Gathering of The Local Church

In 2020 the church at large was faced with an extremely difficult dilemma. COVID and the recommendation of the experts pressed us into our homes. For many Christians this wasn’t so awful seeing they could attend church via livestream. In a survey completed just prior to the concerns of COVID one question asked, “Worshiping alone ...

“And The Knowing The Time”

Rom 13:11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Rom 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the ...

The “Proving” And “Reproving” Benefit Of The Word Of God

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and ...

Angry Bishops

Titus 1:7 – For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre… One of the qualifications for a bishop is the trait of being “not soon angry” (Tit. 1:7). This trait is given the same weight and importance ...

A Charge for the New Year

The time for edification of Christian’s has never been more important than now. The season we are entering demands all the more, a strong, resolute faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as, a profitable faith for all men to see. Now is not the time to cower and evade the call of our ...

The Joyful Church

The judgment from the world concerning the church is oftentimes correct. Although denominationalism, by some, is an attempt to preserve doctrinal purity it commonly ends upholding errors. For the dishonest, divisions bolster distinction that satisfy the ego. With numerous schisms the world naturally sees the lack of love, unity, and godly joy. On the other ...

Admonish One Another

Admonishing pursues righteousness. It discerns fault, wrong, and evil. Admonition warns of it, counsels against it, cautions ahead of it, and teaches in accord of righteousness.

Glorifying God with One Mouth

“And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and He that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in Him shall the Gentiles trust.” ~ Romans 15:12 ~ Christ will most certainly dwell as King of kings and Lord of lords on this earth.  He made heaven and earth to dwell and ...

Renewing our minds for this world or the world at all times?

A few thoughts we should possess not only now, but at all times in the world in which we live – sorry about the writing….. Grace and Peace Beloved, Throughout this season of a pandemic, I have heard much of the same as before the coronavirus about politics, economy, the constitution, rights, theories about the ...

Biblical Clarity in the Face of COVID-19

The spectrum of response the church is giving to the virus and its’ effect is manifesting the sleeping giant of error couched in the church.  In other words, the Coronavirus is manifesting a greater problem and that is the doctrinal array of error that resides in the church.  The confusion has been reflected in the ...

Doing Church

WHAT ARE WE TO DO IN THE CHURCH? Unfortunately, all too often, Christians miss the boat when it comes to what they ought to be doing in the local assembly.  There are numerous and various reasons for this.  In fact, even the most faithful Christian can misstep in their walk unto God.  God, in His ...