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A Common Strength: Stationed Supporters

A Common Strength

Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over ... Read More »

A Common Strength: Sound Shepherds

A Common Strength

Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28). The Bible teaches that the church is involved in God’s work, the greatest work on earth. ... Read More »

A Common Strength: Steadfast Servants

A Common Strength

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. ... Read More »

A Great Tool for Spiritual Growth

Persecution-Growth

Everyone suffers – the good and the bad, the old and the young, the rich and the poor. No one is exempt. Christians certainly aren’t excused from suffering. Jesus said that the prophets were persecuted and we will be, too (Mat. 5:10-12). Paul said that all Christians will suffer (2 ... Read More »

Blessed are the Persecuted

Persecution

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for ... Read More »

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Peace

Webster defines peace as “a state of tranquility or quiet.” The definition goes on to define peace as the absence of war or fighting. It could even include the agreement to end war. The Bible has a lot to say about peace. It naturally contains a lot about peace because ... Read More »

Church Division: The Fix at Corinth

Division_Fix

Yesterday, we noted some of the problems that caused the division in the church at Corinth. Ultimately, we learned that their problem was one of focus. Their focus was on the messenger more than the message, on immaturity more than increase, and on self more than service. We noted that ... Read More »

Church Division: A Problem of FOCUS

Division_Focus

What can we do to help the church thrive? I’ve read lots of articles and blog posts in the recent past about how the Lord’s church is on the decline. I’ve talked with preachers and church leaders about the problems in congregations all across the country. As the new you, ... Read More »

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