Christian Unity is Not Uniformity! by Steve Crosby
Dec09

Christian Unity is Not Uniformity! by Steve Crosby

Can two walk together except they be agreed? Amos 3:3 Christian Unity is Not Uniformity Can two walk together in disagreement? YES! It grieves the Spirit of our Father when the scriptures are so poorly handled as to misrepresent their meaning and His heart. This verse is commonly used as the scriptural justification for brothers and sisters to separate from each other, to sever relationship, on any number of secondary issues....

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The Truth about Unity in the Body of Christ by Steve Crosby
Nov18

The Truth about Unity in the Body of Christ by Steve Crosby

It is sad to say but very few believers actually understand the truth about unity in the Body of Christ. What follows doesn’t come from a sermon series or hand picked bible verses but it is the product of what has been forged at a great price in the trenches of Church life. JLB Editor There’s an old saying that if we ever saw sausage being made, we would never eat sausage! Saying you favor Christian unity is like saying you love...

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How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens
Oct01

How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens

I could just see a pastor asking his members this question.How are my Sunday Sermons? Perhaps that is not the best way to judge the value of a leader’s ministry.The real question should be: DO WE GATHER FOR A MONOLOGUE OR A SYMPHONY when we come together? Here is a recent discussion I had on the subject with a brother (Chuck) and I thought it would serve as a valuable lesson to those who are listening.   Jon, I have been...

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Relationships and Ministry Purpose by Brian Harrison
Sep17

Relationships and Ministry Purpose by Brian Harrison

Relationships and ministry purpose; how do they work together? The Bible clearly establishes the priority of relationships in our lives.  It also reveals the importance of sharing a common purpose. Without purpose, relationships get bogged down in selfishness. Conversely, when purpose is the only focus of our being together, the agenda rules without regard for people. I have had several people with whom I had very little relationship...

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Relationships and the City Church Concept
Aug28

Relationships and the City Church Concept

In church, as in all things relationship trumps geography or in this case, the city church concept. This could be a small business success white paper or this could be a marriage and dating advice column the answer would still be the same. Relationship will always trump geography. Everyday people drive past many restaurants to get to the one where the waitress treats them right. Likewise, when a Navy wife is in love and her husband...

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