Is this not what we want to happen in our own area of the country? Continue reading
When men get away from the Bible, these are the types of things that happen, and they are not atypical.
The church’s bylaws, which spell out how the church is governed, are not public.
Itching ears will submit to anything. That’s how Mark Driscoll could assemble an empire. Continue reading
Why does the church not grow?
We fail to fast and pray,
We stay instead of go,
We let the weak one stray,
Fraternal love is cold,
We walk tradition’s way,
The world in us took hold.
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Paul made converts and worked for real community. "Every day I feel the pressure of my concern for all the congregations" 2Co 11.28 PEB
— Quick Bible Truths (@bibletruths) January 1, 2014
No little attention is being given to the news that American churches of Christ stopped growing over the past several years. It should be noted that numbers is but one gauge of spiritual health of congregations. With that caveat, it’s not hard to discern the causes, once modern practices are placed beside Scripture.
First, many churches have lost their mission. Budgets are showing increases in benevolence and disaster relief at the expense of the preaching of the gospel. The former are now classified as missions. Supposedly, the former are done with saving souls in mind, but they are ineffective and few have strategies implanted to take advantage of opportunities of evangelism. Continue reading
Outside of a few spots, most churches in Brazil are spread out, distant from each other. For many years we were the only congregation in our region of the Paraiba Valley. Continue reading
I’d like to burn this phrase into every Christian’s hand: Continue reading