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...

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...

Tested for—or by—a Virus?

My wife LeAnn died with her hand in both of mine just over two months ago. Risk of infections was nothing new to us. We had to live under that dark cloud almost five years. A blood cancer had compromised her immune system. The longer she had the disease the more prone...

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...

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