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Apostle Paul

The High Call of Eldership Churches

The High Call of Eldership Churches

  Takeaway: Eldership churches bear the responsibility to unite the flock of God in every place. (10,000+ words)   Question. “If the apostle Paul had asked you to to shepherd the church in Corinth, would you have gone?” Yes? No? Compare your answer with these men’s… He asked Timothy, but the Christians there scared him. […]

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Sorry To Be Defending Schism on Crete, But…

Sorry To Be Defending Schism on Crete, But…

  It happened again. A friend is preaching through Paul’s NT to Titus and taught his own church, from his pulpit, that the elders Titus was to appoint were recent converts in Crete’s young churches. He’s such a good teacher. Shouldn’t he have known better? He admitted Cretans became Christians 30 years before the letter […]

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House Churches

House Churches

  Takeaway: The house church movement misinterprets the Bible to support schism. (8,000+ words)   I was part of a house church in a city in Arizona. For over three years I helped do what I could, which looking back, wasn’t much. We had Sunday services, prayer meetings during the week, reached out to neighbors […]

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Paul Did Not Sin on Crete!

Paul Did Not Sin on Crete!

  Takeaway: Paul was not responsible for the sins of Crete churches, but reformed their leadership to eldership and merged their churches together in every city. (5,000 words)   If you just turned to this article, you might be saying, “What?!” I know. You didn’t say Paul sinned on Crete… And I sure don’t want you […]

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Defeating Schism in Your Own Backyard

Defeating Schism in Your Own Backyard

  Takeaway: We obey Christ’s commands on unity by merging churches into one local body. (5,000+ words)   Picture this. Uneven windows, leaning angles, awkward shapes, and clashing colors. Red bricks fight with yellow woods, all mashed up against gray cinder blocks and smoked windows. It’s bizarre. Is it proof of architecture by committee, or evidence […]

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Paul’s Reformation on Crete

Paul’s Reformation on Crete

  Takeaway: Biblical reformation is merging churches in every city under qualified eldership. (4,000+ words)   One thousand and five hundred years before the Protestant Reformation, an apostolic reformation took place on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Centuries before Martin Luther posted his 95 theses for disputation in Western Christendom, the apostle Paul waved […]

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The Local Body of Christ

The Local Body of Christ

  Takeaway: Obedient worship of Jesus Christ requires every Christian living in the same locale be one body in one church. (10,000+ words)   If the Apostle Paul were alive today and visited you, what would he tell you about the multiple churches of Christ’s true blood-bought people where you live? He would talk to […]

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