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5 Mistakes Parents Make

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this series is to help singles think through how to be single in the church, those who are married but don’t have kids to continue to pursue each other and those who are married to excel at parenting by the grace of God. Dr. Brian Cosby opened the series with a look at six ways his church connects the church and the home. Mike Boling helps us understand the proper balance between social media and parenting. Mathew Sims wrote about how families can rehearse the gospel. Matthew Fretwell wrote about how married couples can...

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Elders in the Life of the Church: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership

What are elders and why are they a necessary element of the local body of believers within the framework of a local church? Should elders be given the responsibility of leadership or is that the role of the senior pastor? Why do some denominations utilize elders in their church government while others do not? These are issues that often face churches as they discuss the topic of elders. Phil Newton and Matt Schmucker, in their helpful book in the 9Marks series called Elders in the Life of the Church: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership, examine elder leadership,...

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Never A Moment

If you are in Christ, there has never been a time in your life when Jesus was not fighting for your eternal joy in Him. Let that sink in. If I’m not careful truths like this one will stay up in the clouds and never touch my Monday. I’ll crank up Third Day and sing this with all my heart: And just to be with you I’ll do anything, there’s no price I would not pay, no And just to be with you I will give everything. And I would give my life away. My mind will immediately go...

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5 Questions To Ask Before You Join The Ministry

Do you like to teach the Bible? Do you enjoy serving others? Do you have a knack helping the hurting? Have you thought about being a pastor? Maybe you never thought you could be a children’s minster at a church, but maybe Jesus is calling you into something that you never dreamed would be for you—or maybe you were born in a baptistery, your first words were sola scriptura, and you day dream about being a preacher. We are all ministers (1 Peter 2:9). But not all of us are called into vocational ministry. Wherever you are on the “call...

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Communication & Marriage

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this series is to help singles think through how to be single in the church, those who are married but don’t have kids to continue to pursue each other and those who are married to excel at parenting by the grace of God. Dr. Brian Cosby opened the series with a look at six ways his church connects the church and the home. Mike Boling helps us understand the proper balance between social media and parenting. Mathew Sims wrote about how families can rehearse the gospel. Today Matthew Fretwell writes about how married couples...

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