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The Organization of the Lord’s Church

It shouldn’t surprise the Bible student that the Lord has given a pattern for the church. In the construction of both the Tabernacle in the wilderness (Exodus 25-31) and the Temple in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 28:11,12,19) patterns were given by … Continue reading

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The Sacred Honor of Service

The world usually doesn’t use the words “honor” and “service” in the same breath. The world doesn’t like to serve, and often considers it a bother and a burden rather than an honor, when it must serve. Honor, the world … Continue reading

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The Humble Still Receive Him

Though over 2000 years have come and gone since the coming of Christ, some things have changed very little — “Wise Men Still Seek Him”, “Evil Men Still Are Troubled by Him”, “The World Still Doesn’t Recognize Him”, and “The … Continue reading

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The Pattern of God — The Pattern of the Organization of the Church

Last week we talked about the overall pattern of the church, the identifying features or “fingerprints” of the bride of Christ. One of those patterns we identified was the organization of the church. Let’s look at that today. One of … Continue reading

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Learning to follow before you lead

It has occurred to me a few times over the years after I read the stories of Jesus and His apostles that His teachings to the apostles about humility and service were of special importance in the discipleship training that … Continue reading

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The Gander Brook Center for Christian Leadership

For those of you living in New England among the churches of Christ, there is a leadership weekend happening this weekend (March 2-4) at the Gander Brook Christian Camp campus in Raymond ME. Classes set for the next weekend Sermons … Continue reading

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Organizing a church — 1 Timothy 1-3

What we know historically about the apostle Paul after the end of Acts is limited, but through reading Paul’s letters from prison and later, it is possible to piece together a couple of possible post-Acts scenarios of his life. It … Continue reading

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May the tribe of Eutychus increase! — Acts 19-21

Which baptism? — Acts 19:1ff There are a number of baptisms mentioned in the Bible. Of Moses— 1 Corinthians 10:1,2. As Israel was surrounded and protected by a cloud from God (Exodus 13:21 and Psalms 105:39) and later walked through … Continue reading

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A little encouragement for a big job — Zechariah 10-12

Today’s reading in Zechariah 10-12 has some difficult sections that well respected commentators have a hard time agreeing about, but I think that it is helpful to remember that one of Zechariah’s primary missions (what he is noted for in … Continue reading

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You’re never too lost for God — Ezekiel 33-35

Well central New England received its first snowfall of the season — with more predicted for the weekend. Some of us are delighted, others of us are groaning at the anticipated work of snow removal; but it’s all a part … Continue reading

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