Is church membership unnecessary?

Is church membership unnecessary?

During the past several decades, there has been a steady decline in church membership.  Why?  For one, many churches have abandoned it all together. This is due to the fact that it’s far more important for many churches to get warm bodies in the seats than it is to...
The Purpose of Ordinances

The Purpose of Ordinances

So, what is the purpose of the ordinances? It’s interesting hearing how people think of them, which largely depends on one’s church background.  Some view them as just religious routine, with very little personal benefit, much like how giving to the church or...
A Primary Way God Cares for His Church

A Primary Way God Cares for His Church

Surely, in the wisdom of God, he has ordained that churches would have clarity with regards to leadership and that leaders, though fellow sinners along with the sheep, would have credibility to lead.  So ultimately, the question is: What would God put in place to...
Christ’s Victory Over the Grave

Christ’s Victory Over the Grave

Here is an except for Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on 1 Cor. 15:54-58, (found here) in which he personifies the Grave in order to demonstrate the victory of Christ over it: From its hollow depths the Grave says, “Ask me where is my victory! Why, O foolish son of...
Where to Fight Against Pride

Where to Fight Against Pride

We must be aware that these anti-love characteristics in 1 Cor. 13:4-5 begin in the heart and as the heart speaks self-exalting things to ourselves, we swell up with pride until what is inside spills out of our mouths.  Thus the main goal is NOT to make sure you don’t...