Would You Still Go To Church, If?

In the gospel of John, our Savior explicitly names two problematic reasons why people followed him and solicits a third reason from his closest disciples (John 6:26,68). The first reason Jesus mentions is that people followed him because of his miracles (John 6:26). This can be broken into two subcategories. Some people followed him to…

Does Your Church Have A Covenant?

Many churches of yesteryear would write a document detailing what is expected of its members. This is called a Church Covenant. Just as a Statement of Belief is a document detailing what members agree they believe, a Church Covenant details what they contract themselves to do. In essence, a covenant is what we as members…

How Would You Define Church?

By Benjamin Winslett Were you asked to, how would you define the Lord Jesus’ Church? I would venture to say many would define it as “a place we go to worship.” I would argue that the church is your identity, rather than a location. Let’s consider a few more definitions: The Pillar and Ground of…

Is Hyperactivity Real Discipleship?

By Joshua Winslett Recently I have noticed a disturbing trend among Christianity. I have been guilty of the trend many times in my life and did not necessarily even know I was guilty. The trend will be detrimental to Christianity in America. The trend is replacing personal discipleship with hyperactivity. You may ask what the…

Twelve Marks Of The Apostolic Church

By Sylvester Hassell, Published in Hassell’s History, 1886 Shorter, Condensed Text 1st Mark. The apostolic church consisted only of those persons who had been convicted of sin by the Holy Ghost, and who had given signs of repentance towards God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God. 2nd Mark. True baptism,–the immersion,…