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Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Church

Wherever two or three gather together in my name

Where Two or Three Gather – Matthew 18:20

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Where is the church? It is wherever God's people meet together. Even if it is only two or three of us. Wherever we gather, Jesus is with us.

The city of the living God

The City of the Living God – Hebrews 12:22-24

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As believers, we have joined the city of the living God, the new Jerusalem. We have been joined to something much greater than ourselves.

A profound mystery

A Profound Mystery – Ephesians 5:31

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A loving a submissive relationship within marriage mirrors the relationship found between Jesus and his church.

Equipping for Works of Service

Equipping for Works of Service – Ephesians 4:11-12

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God has placed leaders within the church, not to do the work of the church, but to equip the rest of us for doing the work of the church.

Signs of Cults and Their Leaders

What Are the Signs of Cults and Their Leaders?

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How can we distinguish orthodox Christianity from cults? There are a number of signs that can help is to recognize cults and their leaders.

Unity and diversity in the body

Unity and Diversity in the Body – 1 Corinthians 12:12-14

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The body of Christ is composed of a wide diversity of members, each with different functions. But together, we form a single unified body.

What if Jesus came to church today?

What If Jesus Came to Church Today? – Mark 11:18

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What if Jesus came to church today? Would he be pleased? Or would he do some housekeeping? And if the latter, how would we respond to him?

A New Humanity

A New Humanity – Ephesians 2:14-15

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Regardless of what we were before, in Christ, we are a new humanity. In Christ, all of those things that might divide us are unimportant.

Growing a successful church

Growing a Successful Church – Acts 2:47

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What is a successful church? And what does it take to produce one? Acts 2:42-47 tells us what the early church did to be successful.

The Lady Chosen by God

The Lady Chosen by God – 2 John 1:1

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The Church is much more that just an organization of Christians. It is the chosen bride of Christ. And we are her children.

Attributes of a Healthy Church

Attributes of a Healthy Church – 1 Peter 3:8

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Peter gives us five attributes of a healthy church. Being like-minded, sympathetic, loving one another, and compassionate and humble.

God's Called Out Ones

God’s Called Out Ones – 1 Peter 2:9

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As believers, God has called us out of darkness and into his light. So live as a foreigner to this world, looking forward to your true home.