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The Conflict of Two Wisdoms – 1 Corinthians 1-3

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            As expressed in previous articles, it is essential that we know the Biblical development of a topic based on prime texts that address it. When discussing the Biblical approach to theology and doctrine, we would be at a loss to miss the clarity of 1 Corinthians 1-3. In it God has declared the supremacy of His wisdom as well […]

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My Response to God’s Assembly – 1 Corinthians 3:9-15

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  For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is […]

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The Assembly and Its Interactions

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Throughout Scripture, there is an undeniable emphasis on “one another,” and the obvious reason is that life is seldom spent without interaction of some sort, especially interaction from believer to believer. Here is the problem: when two or more people with fallen human nature get together, that nature will never fail to complicate relations. So then, when we live out […]

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The Breaking of Bread – 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

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For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner […]

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The Assembly and Its Government – Acts 20:28-32

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Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men […]

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The Assembly and Its Functionality – 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12

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The assembly is body-like in its character. It is made of many members. It is a single entity. It has one head. And just as a body needs its members to work both in harmony and in their specific places, so we need to understand what our individual callings are and how God has enabled us to fulfill them in […]

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The Assembly and the Gospel – 1 Thessalonians 1

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The Gospel! We love that word, don’t we? It reminds us of missionaries giving their lives because of a firm conviction that the Lord Jesus saves. It reminds us of pioneers who sought to see assemblies established across vast regions, whose work we benefit from and revere unto this day. It reminds us of tents and tracts and door-to-door work, […]

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“These Things” – God’s Pattern for Assembly Teaching in 1&2 Timothy

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These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly… If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained… These things command and teach… Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; […]

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The Dignity of God’s House – Lessons From 1 Kings 8-9

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The Old Testament is filled with profound references to the house of God. For instance, we can look to Ezekiel and see the importance of making a “separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.” Or in Psalms we can read “we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple” or “and in his […]

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It’s Time to Build the House – Lessons From Haggai 1

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Haggai forms one of three prophetic books that surround post-captivity Israel and the enduring love of God toward His people. The other two are Zechariah and Malachi. Haggai, though, has a central concern which has to do fully with the temple. The people of Israel had grown complacent with their own houses, while the Lord’s house sat in waste; they […]

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