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Deacons & Deaconesses: Servants of Christ

First images stay in the mind forever. Whenever I hear the word “deacon,” I always think of Hilliard Felton. He […]

Sermon Series: In Search of the Early Church
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How to Handle Trouble in the Church

Some subjects require special justification by the pastor; others are self-evident. This one requires no justification. Wherever you have two […]

Sermon Series: In Search of the Early Church
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Is Congregational Government Biblical?

In approaching a topic like this, it helps if the pastor has no illusions. I candidly admit that most people […]

Sermon Series: In Search of the Early Church
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What Elders Do

  I. The Importance of This Subject A. Many People Have a Wrong Concept of Eldership. Some people fear having […]

Sermon Series: In Search of the Early Church
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First Century Patterns For 21st-Century Churches

How closely should local churches follow the patterns of the New Testament? The answer is, as closely as possible, understanding that no one is 100% consistent and that outward forms will change over time. That means we need to focus on the key functions of the church, giving freedom to differ on how those functions are expressed.

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Sermon Series: In Search of the Early Church