The Authority Of The Local Church pt 1

“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word … Continue reading The Authority Of The Local Church pt 1

A Simple Guide For Church Business Meetings

Guide For Business Meetings guide-for-business-meetingsDownload Motion to enter into business meetingReading of the previous minutesReading of treasurer’s report Call for unfinished businessCall for new businessCall for any matter touching the peace and harmony of the churchMotion to close business meeting Note: It is well that the pastor, as moderator, be provided with an agenda for the … Continue reading A Simple Guide For Church Business Meetings

Order In The Church

Order In The Church 0-order-in-the-churchDownload “Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Corinthians 14:40) God Loves And Ordains Order “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” (1 Corinthians 14:33)             Order in the church is a very important thing. God both creates order … Continue reading Order In The Church

Baptist Distinctives

Baptist Distinctives 1-baptist-distinctivesDownload There are biblically based doctrines that make Baptists unique among professing Christians. Not all Baptists hold to all of these doctrines and practices. Since the beginning of Christendom there have been those who have not held to everything that is mentioned here. The failure to do so has often led to Baptists … Continue reading Baptist Distinctives

Is The Baptism With The Holy Spirit A Second Blessing?

Baptism With Spirit Second Blessing or not Is The Baptism With The Holy Spirit A Second Blessing? (Note that much of this material has been imported from the author's article on The Baptism With The Holy Spirit.) The issue that is before us is an issue that is of great importance to the Christian Church … Continue reading Is The Baptism With The Holy Spirit A Second Blessing?

The Baptism with The Holy Spirit

Baptism With Spirit Matt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. (KJV)   John the Baptist came as a herald of the Christ.  His … Continue reading The Baptism with The Holy Spirit

The Local Church

The Local Church             While considering these things, it is imperative that we recognize that the church generally is seen and experienced as the local church. What we mean by the local church is the church as it is established and ministers in a certain area. In many places within the New Testament, the church … Continue reading The Local Church

The Church General

1. What Is The Church   Introduction What is the church?  That is what we must determine before we delve into the composition and manifestation of the church.  The most basic meaning of the Greek word ekklesiawhich is translated “church” in the New Testament is “called out.”  This was a common term for a congregation … Continue reading The Church General