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  • Instruct One Another by Brian Cosby

    When you hear the word “instruction” mentioned in the context of the church, you probably think of the pastor(s) or elder(s) in your congregation—and you would be right to do so. An elder should be “able to teach” (1 Tim. …Read More

  • The Orthodoxy of Community by Burk Parsons

    The love language of all marriages is self-denial. When both husband and wife are consumed not with their own immediate happiness but with the happiness of one another, they will enjoy a happy marriage. The same is true for enduring …Read More

  • Serve One Another by Eric Watkins

    What makes the church beautiful? The Bible tells the original love story of a damsel in distress who was trapped in the clutches of a serpentine foe. Emboldened by genuine love for her, her righteous Hero laid down His life …Read More

  • Stir Up One Another by Jon Payne

    Churchless Christianity is wildly unbiblical. God’s people are called to live in loving and intentional community with one another, and never in isolation (Acts 2:42–47). This, of course, is by God’s design. He knows what His children need, and His …Read More

  • Welcome One Another by Nicholas Batzig

    I recently received a letter from a couple in our congregation who have been laboring for the sake of the gospel in the Congo for the better part of their lives. As I read, one line in particular stood out …Read More

  • Gathering Together by Brian Croft

    Modern technology provides many benefits. Information can be exchanged at an unprecedented rate. The level of productivity can be astounding. Face-to-face conversations can be had with people halfway around the world. But there are also dark sides to this technology. …Read More

  • How Do I Apply Doctrine in My Community? by Michael Aitcheson

    God used Gifford Ramsey—with his high-pitched voice, broad shoulders, and big smile—to spur many youngsters and adults to faith. “You say you’re a Christian, then show me—I’m from Missouri, the Show Me state,” he would say. He was my youth …Read More

  • Comfort My People by Michael Lawrence

    Because shame is always hiding, it often catches us by surprise. An unbeliever had been attending my church for several months. Always professionally dressed and well spoken, he often thanked me for my sermons. But nothing in our previous interactions …Read More

  • It’s the Little Things by Nicholas Batzig

    You probably wouldn’t see him doing so, but he’s faithfully hanging the church sign every Friday night and taking it down every Sunday. You probably wouldn’t see her doing so, but she’s faithfully coordinating with others to ensure that there …Read More

  • Speaking the Truth in Love by Phil Johnson

    Sometimes the best way to love your neighbor is to challenge a false belief that is holding him in confusion, discouragement, or some worse state of spiritual bondage. The idea that it’s unloving to defend truth or confront lies is …Read More

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