Church (Page 2)

Church (Page 2)

The People of God and Unity

  Before He went to the cross, Jesus prayed for His people. Among the numerous things He prayed for, one of them was unity. He asked,   “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they…

Why I Love Going to Church

I am really excited about the first day of the week. As Sunday morning and evening comes by my family gets ready and we go to church. Going to church ought not to be a mere routine or something to fill in time. Going to church ought to be an exciting occasion that we count as a privilege and anticipate the blessing that awaits us. When I say I love going to church, I am…

An Elder’s Calling and Character

In an earlier post, I looked at what the Bible says concerning the meaning of an elder. In this post, I will consider what an elder’s calling and character is like. It is the duty of an elder to lead (1 Tim. 5:17; Heb. 13:17), teach (1 Tim. 3:2; 5:17), and shepherd (Acts 20:28-30; 1 Thess. 5:12-13; 1 Tim. 3:5; James 5:14; 1 Pet. 5:1-2) the congregation in a local…

Carols at Hills

On 22 December at 6:00 pm will be the Hills Bible Church carols service (Carols at Hills). There will be congregational carols, items in song, Scripture readings, a message from God’s Word and supper after the service. You are welcome to join us Sunday evening.

Jesus Christ: The All-Seeing Saviour

Who is Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God (John 1:1; 8:58). He is supreme above all creation because “without Him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3) and spiritual life is found exclusively in Him (cf. John 14:6). Despite the clear testimony of Scripture concerning who Jesus Christ is, sadly many people serve the seeker-sensitive…

The Five Solas

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses (written in Latin) to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This historical event was not the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, but was a means that started discussions and debates about the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church’s indulgences. After a series of events, Luther’s discussion…

Civil Authority and the Christian

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for…

How to Pray for your Pastor

The people of God are to be in prayer for all the saints (cf. Eph. 6:18). Such prayer obviously includes specific prayer for individuals. Paul regularly requested prayer for his ministry and evangelistic opportunities (Eph. 6:19-20; Col. 4:3-4; 1 Thess. 5:25; 2 Thess. 3:1). In taking time to pray for all the people of God, it is important that we are specific in what we…