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Your Church Has Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, & Teachers

Every church is full of gifts that God has given — apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (see Eph. 4:11). There is not just one pastor in a church and none of the other gifts.  There are many of these … Continue reading

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Was Matthias A Mistake? — The Human Need To Institutionalize Spirituality

Was replacing Judas (who had betrayed Jesus) with Matthias a mistake?  Was it a very early example of the human desire to institutionalize church?  Perhaps. The Book of Acts begins with the resurrected Jesus spending 40 days with the apostles … Continue reading

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Christian Spectators Or Christian Participants?

Are we Christian spectators or Christian participants?  Do we sit, watch, and listen to Christianity or do we live, do, and demonstrate Christianity? Spectators are passive observers.  They have no say in the outcome of the things they watch.  TV … Continue reading

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How Did The Church At Antioch Launch A Great Missionary Work?

There were five leaders in the church at Antioch.  The five guys sharing leadership were:  Barnabas, who had a reputation as an encourager; Simeon called Niger (good chance he was of black African descent); Lucius of Cyrene which is currently a … Continue reading

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Did The Apostles’ Decision Demolish The Church In Jerusalem?

After Pentecost the church in Jerusalem quickly grew into a mega church with at least 5,000 men (Acts 4:4) plus thousands of women and children.  The Apostles were daily distributing food to widows, but some people began to complain because they … Continue reading

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