Here are some verses that inspire us to pray for the increase of God’s church – both in holy love and in numbers of believers who are committed to the spread of God’s gospel in these trying times: Ezekiel 36:36–38 “Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD … Read more

Church Membership: Building the Walls of Jerusalem

“Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.” –Psalm 51:18 A Simple Definition Church membership is a way of saying, “I am a Christian, and this is my church.”  To flesh that out a bit more, church membership means saying, “I am a Christian. I care about the local … Read more

Deacons: Qualifications, Duties, Rewards

By Sam Caldwell Preliminary Thoughts Stepping into any official church office (elder or deacon) should be approached in the fear of God. And it should also be approached alongside regular church life. Being made a deacon (or elder) does not mean the man should stop being himself. In fact, it usually means that he needs … Read more