The Church, Church Buildings, and Church Assemblies

The word church is used in three ways in the New Testament in reference to the blood-bought institution of the Lord. First, the word church refers to the body of Christ as a whole or the universal church. This is the meaning when Jesus said “upon this rock I will...

Cancel Church Assemblies Because of the Flu?

Preachers argue that we shouldn’t gather on Sunday to worship as a congregation because of the coronavirus. But the bug that keeps coming back to bite them is the flu. If you replace “coronavirus” in their arguments with the word flu you will quickly see how weak and...

For Preachers and Elders: Take a Closer Look

For years we have wondered what we would do if Christians were really persecuted. As it turns out, it didn’t take persecution at all to test our faith. Since Scriptures are being misused to justify canceling the Lord’s day assembly for worship because of fear of...

Why Churches Should Meet on Sunday

Assembling for worship on Sunday is the will of God, not a religious custom or denominational tradition (Acts 20:7; I Cor. 16:1-2). The worship assembly is a sacred time when Christians “come together in one place” (I Cor. 11:20). This means “the whole church comes...

Professionals Up Front; Poor in the Back

“Thank God you spoke to them.” When an older brother said this I was curious about what he meant. I was there to preach for the first time and tried to shake hands with and speak to people before the services. This brother was very glad that I had welcomed a family...

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