• True Catholicity

    Revelation 7

    Revelation 7 indicates that God’s people will include men and women from every tribe and tongue. The catholic church is the church that is enriched by thinkers from every background who preach the truth of Scripture, not the church that ...Read More

  • God’s Holy People

    Ephesians 1:1

    As is true of the church’s unity, the church’s holiness is an already/not-yet reality. Already the church is holy in position, but we are not yet fully holy in practice. Thus, we are called to pursue personal holiness and to ...Read More

  • One People Throughout History

    Exodus 19:1–6

    Because God has only one people, the promises He makes under each covenant to the corporate body apply to all of His people. We are not disconnected from Abraham, Esther, Ezra, the intertestamental Jews, or any others who make up ...Read More

  • Church Unity

    Ephesians 4:4–6

    The doctrinal differences we have with others over secondary theological matters are not insignificant, and we do not want to pretend we agree where we do not. However, our differences over secondary issues should not keep us from recognizing the ...Read More

  • The Church We Cannot See

    1 John 2:19b

    Except in those incredibly rare cases where people are unable to access or join a visible church, invisible church membership and visible church membership overlap. Men and women who refuse to join the visible church should have no assurance that ...Read More

  • The Church We Can See

    1 John 2:19a

    In our day, many people do not grasp the privilege and responsibility of being a part of the visible church. The visible church is the primary environment for Christian growth and discipleship, and believers are responsible to join a local ...Read More

  • The Head of the Church

    Colossians 1:18

    Any church whose leaders are not accountable to other men is a church that is in danger of making someone besides Christ into its head. Good Christian leaders seek accountability to other Christian leaders, so we should be cautious if ...Read More

  • The Body of Christ

    Ephesians 5:25–33

    If the church is the body of Christ, that has implications for how seriously we take her discipline and our membership therein. We should not leave a church for frivolous reasons, thereby dividing the body of Christ. We should also ...Read More

  • False Witness

    Deuteronomy 5:20

    Many of us think that we have kept the ninth commandment when in fact we have been guilty of gossip and slander behind closed doors. If you are guilty of gossiping about others, telling people things about others that may ...Read More

  • Adultery

    Deuteronomy 5:18

    None of us who are married should think we are immune to the sin of adultery. Thus, we must guard our hearts carefully lest we find ourselves entering into inappropriate relationships with those who are not our spouses. God demands ...Read More