Category Archives: Church Growth

The Organization of the Lord’s Church

It shouldn’t surprise the Bible student that the Lord has given a pattern for the church. In the construction of both the Tabernacle in the wilderness (Exodus 25-31) and the Temple in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 28:11,12,19) patterns were given by … Continue reading

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Jeroboam Consulted

Jeroboam was a rising star in Solomon’s kingdom. He was an Ephraimite who had been a valiant warrior in Solomon’s army, and his hard work had won him a position as overseer over the forced labor in Ephraim. Moreover, God … Continue reading

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The Sacred Honor of Service

The world usually doesn’t use the words “honor” and “service” in the same breath. The world doesn’t like to serve, and often considers it a bother and a burden rather than an honor, when it must serve. Honor, the world … Continue reading

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Being Ananias

Ananias doesn’t get a lot of sermons done about him. I’ve never read a bulletin article about him. I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard of a church named “St. Ananias”. But he played a key role in one of … Continue reading

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What’s a “Salvation Issue”?

Denominational theologians use the phrase in the religious world to try to smooth over the deep doctrinal divides between religious groups. Sometimes even leaders in the Lord’s church have used the phrase in an attempt to avoid splits and divisions. … Continue reading

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Who Has the Words of Eternal Life?

Jesus had been teaching, healing, and feeding the people. His fame had spread all over Galilee, and tremendous crowds were following Him. But many were following for the wrong reasons; they wanted to make Him a political king, because He … Continue reading

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It Works Both Ways

The newly appointed manager of a chain of hotels was on his first inspection trip. In the kitchen of one of the  hotels observed a particularly unhappy looking dishwasher. “Cheer up, my good man,” the new manager said, giving the … Continue reading

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