Category Archives: The Church in the World

Church Discipline: Difficult, Painful and Necessary

In the more than 30 years that I have been involved in ministry, I have participated in a number of situations dealing with church discipline. Recently another has arisen. Though I believe this current case will result in restoration, it does not … Continue reading

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Body Building Part II: How the Church Does What it Does as the Body of Christ

In Body Building Part I we saw what the church does as the Body of Christ—it holds its confession, serves and works, and manifests spiritual gifts. But as important as what the church does as the Body of Christ is … Continue reading

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Body-Building Part I: What the Church Does as the Body of Christ

One quick glance at me would tell any seeing person that I am not a body builder. Through the years I have done some light weight lifting on and off and I did learn a few things. I learned that … Continue reading

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The Church’s Mission: Altars, Pitchers and Easels

In an admittedly simple fashion, the mission of the church might be described as empowering people to glorify God by obeying the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37), fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), and carrying out the Cultural Mandate(Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15). … Continue reading

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Aaron’s Garments

Recently I have been reading through the book of Exodus.  As you may know, the book contains detailed instructions about the building of the ark and the tabernacle with its various items as well as the making of the garments … Continue reading

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