The Church Is The Body of Christ

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  The Four Levels of “Church” In the New Testament the idea of “church” is applied at four levels among the community of believers. The first level consists of the house churches, gatherings of believers, perhaps within walking distance of one another, who joined together regularly for worship, prayer, fellowship, communion, and the ministry of […]

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What Is The Church?

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  Keeping Pace? The increasing decline and cultural marginalization of Christianity in America and the West is beginning to be a cause for alarm on the part of many believers. In this country some churches are thriving – America invented the “mega-church”, with its mall-like propensity to offer all things to all people in only […]

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The Church As The Bride of Christ

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What does the metaphor, “Bride of Christ”, suggest about the Lord’s vision for His Church? How does your own church practice this vision?   Holiness The Church and all its members are the Bride of Jesus Christ. A day is coming when the followers of Jesus Christ will be united with Him and one another […]

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The Church As Agent Of Change

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Why are “salt” and “light” good ways of thinking about the Church?  Because they are an agent of change! As the temple, nation, and servants of the Lord Jesus, church members are weapons of righteousness in His hands, equipped, sent, and active in seeking first the Kingdom of God and His beauty, goodness, and truth in the […]

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The Church As Weapons Of Righteousness

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Should we think of the local church as a “weapon of righteousness”? Why or why not? What would thinking about our churches in that way suggest about their role in their community?     In the Hand of the Lord Theologians sometimes refer to the Church on earth in any given era as “the Church […]

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The Church As A Servant

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How did Jesus demonstrate the role of a servant for His disciples? We have mentioned that the Lord Jesus is building His Church as a glorious temple and a holy nation unto the Lord. We’re not talking about buildings or denominations here, but of people, men and women redeemed by Jesus Christ and called together into […]

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A Holy Nation

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In what sense is the church a “nation”? What value is there in thinking of ourselves in this way? We are a people with a mission! From His throne at the Father’s right hand, the Lord Jesus Christ is building His Church, working by His Word and Spirit to bring together and beautify a Body of people […]

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A Holy Temple

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  The Lord’s Dwelling Place Foundational to Christ’s vision for His Church is that it should be a dwelling place where He and His people live together in the salvation He provides. The New Testament uses the language of “temple” to describe this, primarily because this is what the people of God were familiar with […]

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Whose Church?

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Whose church? Whose vision? The Church in North America is in desperate need of a widespread, all-encompassing, Holy Spirit revitalization. But before sweeping change will occur, I believe that we must first repent and seek the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus, His face, and His forgiveness for what we have allowed the Church to become. We […]

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Junction 242

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This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to James Robbins and the Junction 242 house church family. James partnered with BIG LIFE @ Home several months ago. I know you will be encouraged and inspired by his story!   About Junction 242   Junction 242 is a missional community gathering in Milton, Florida. […]

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