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  • Stewardship, Tithing, and Giving by R.C. Sproul

    A widespread cynicism toward giving exists in our culture. Some nonprofit organizations have mismanaged funds. Thus, many people are reluctant to support these organizations with their donations. But the cynicism extends even to the Christian community. Some unscrupulous televangelists have …Read More

  • Jesus and the Church by Terry Johnson

    How many times does Jesus mention the church? I’ve asked that question in a number of forums (Reformed University Fellowship, Sunday school, Drug Court Bible Study, the pulpit, and so on), and have received answers ranging from thirty-six to six. …Read More

  • The Origin of the Church by John Muether

    When did the church begin? Many Christians locate the birthday of the church at the miracle of Pentecost that is recorded in Acts 2. Others rightly insist that the origin of the church lies deeper in the Old Testament. In …Read More

  • The Church and Discipleship by Jay Bauman

    When I was fourteen years old, I had my first summer job: historical tour guide. I led tours through a well-known historical site in a small, quaint town in the upper Midwest United States. On my first day on the …Read More

  • The Church and Missions by Allan Harman

    Two important ideas lie behind the New Testament’s teaching on missions. The first can be seen in the songs recorded in Luke 1. Mary and Zechariah sing about the coming birth of Jesus, but they do so with reference to …Read More

  • The Church Triumphant by Robert VanDoodewaard

    It can be hard for us to think of the church as victorious. As we survey the landscape, we see churches slipping into lawlessness and even anti-Christian teachings. In our personal lives, some of our deepest wounds may be from …Read More

  • The Members of the Church by Julius J. Kim

    According to one dictionary, an oxymoron is defined as “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words,” such as “cruel kindness” or “sweet sorrow.” Is “churchless Christian” an oxymoron? Though the Bible does not have one specific verse that states unequivocally …Read More

  • The Offices of the Church by Tezar Putra

    I cannot think of another conversation topic that has been greeted with more silent sighs than the topic of church polity. Discussion of this matter is often cast aside as petty and fascinating only to the hypercritical theologian or irrelevant …Read More

  • Our Family Forever by Burk Parsons

    In the church, many people assume that men enter pastoral ministry simply out of a desire to be pastors. But such an assumption is far from the truth. God makes men pastors. He calls us, gifts us, equips us, and …Read More

  • The Worship of the Church by Steffen Mueller

    The Psalter ends with Psalm 150:6: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” God has created us and given us breath so that we can worship Him and give Him praise. In December 2009, after I …Read More

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