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The Apostolic Church

November 8, 2018

The work of administrating the church might feel dull or difficult. Can business meetings or human resources issues be spiritual work? Peter’s words remind us of the spiritual importance of such decisions. God cares about the life of the church, and we must seek God’s guidance no matter how mundane the decision may seem to be.

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A Fellowship of Saints

November 10, 2018

Socializing is an aspect of Christian fellowship, but there is so much more to biblical fellowship. What can you share with others? Perhaps it is a prayer or a word of encouragement, or perhaps you can help meet a material need. Ask the Lord to show you ways that you can fellowship with your community of believers.

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Sound Doctrine and Timothy’s Ministry: Part 1

July 5, 2013

Sound Doctrine and Timothy’s Ministry: Part 1 A recent Barna Group study ranked “America’s Most Bible-Minded Cities.” Based on interviews with more than 40,000 Americans, the study named the top spot as a tie among Knoxville, TN; Shreveport, LA; and Chattanooga, TN. In general, Southern cities were the most Bible-minded, with New England...

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  • Devotions July 5, 2013

Congregational Leadership—Qualifications for Deacons

July 9, 2013

Congregational Leadership—Qualifications for Deacons The lyrics for one classic chorus pray: “Make me a servant, humble and meek; Lord, let me lift up those who are weak. And may the prayer of my heart always be: Make me a servant, make me a servant, make me a servant today.” Service or servanthood is a key theme in the Christian life and...

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  • Devotions July 9, 2013

Teaching Sound Doctrine As a Ministry Essential

July 12, 2013

Teaching Sound Doctrine As a Ministry Essential “Americans revere the Bible,” one Gallup poll found, “but, by and large, they don’t read it.” Most Americans cannot name all ten of the Ten Commandments. Just half can name even one of the four Gospels. Only 37 percent of teenagers, given four options, can identify which quotation is from Jesus’...

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  • Devotions July 12, 2013

Congregational Relationships—Caring for Widows

July 14, 2013

Congregational Relationships—Caring for Widows Why did Paul devote such an extended passage to the care of widows? Because in that society, widows were extremely vulnerable. They held low social status and had relatively few individual rights or freedoms of their own (apart from male relatives). They were often poor, and there were no government...

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  • Devotions July 14, 2013

Congregational Relationships—Honoring Leaders

July 15, 2013

Congregational Relationships—Honoring Leaders First Timothy 5:18 is significant in the history of the biblical canon. Paul quoted two verses here. The first was Deuteronomy 25:4; the second was Luke 10:7, from the passage where Jesus sent out the 72. Scholars disagree about whether the oral tradition would have been written down this early,...

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  • Devotions July 15, 2013

Introduction to the Epistle

July 20, 2013

Introduction to the Epistle Henry Alford is known for a nineteenth-century commentary on the Greek New Testament. He also edited the poems of John Donne and preached sermon series at churches including Canterbury Cathedral. He’s best known as the author of the great thanksgiving hymn, “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come.” Thankfulness and commitment...

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  • Devotions July 20, 2013

Paul and Timothy As Ministers of the Gospel

July 21, 2013

Paul and Timothy As Ministers of the Gospel Prenatal care for pregnant women can have a beneficial effect on their children’s future educational achievements. Researchers found that children whose mothers were given iron and folic acid supplements during pregnancy “were smarter, more organized, and had better fine motor skills than children...

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  • Devotions July 21, 2013

Charge to Remain Faithful to the Gospel

July 24, 2013

Charge to Remain Faithful to the Gospel Last year, China’s Communist government began implementing a new plan for wiping out unregistered house churches. As a result, according to a report by China Aid, Christians there experienced a significant increase in suffering. There were some 42 percent more incidents of persecution compared to 2011,...

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