Category Archives: Church Life

Four Ways to Participate in a Baptism Service

Our church baptized three of our young people yesterday.  What a glorious day it was! Before we did the actual baptisms, I reminded everyone that we were all there to participate in the baptism service.  It was not just for … Continue reading

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Missions Focused Small Church: Choose Missionaries

In past two posts we looked at the need to get focused and be strategic. Today we want to consider choosing missionaries. Of course your church probably already has missionaries, but as opportunities arise to choose new missionaries, here are … Continue reading

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Missions Focused Small Church: Be Strategic

Two weeks ago, we began by considering the need to get focused – and to create a missions team to do just that. Today, we want to consider the need to be strategic. Three thoughts to consider: Power of One … Continue reading

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Missions-Focused Small Church: Get Focused

My church has been learning how to be a mission focused small church these last few years, and in the next few weeks we are going to consider some ideas that have been helpful for us on how to be … Continue reading

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A Church Prayer

Father, Thank you for good news of Jesus, thank you for your grace in our lives. May your work in our lives spur us on to share the good news with others. May the gracious welcome of Jesus lead us … Continue reading

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Welcome One Another

Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. – Romans 15:7 How has Christ welcomed you? Was it based on your good works that he welcomed you? Was it based on your behavior? Was … Continue reading

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Unity in Fellowship

In Acts 15, the Jerusalem Council requested the Gentile believers to avoid food offered to idols, food that had been strangled, and food with blood still in it.  Why focus on food issues?  Because eating together was and still is … Continue reading

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The Test

Summer is here.  And with summer comes numerous activities that compete for our time.  And some of those activities are on Sunday mornings, competing for our time with the Lord and his people.  It may be a game, a race, … Continue reading

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The Work of Missions

Acts 14 gives us four essential elements of the work of missions:  The work of missions includes: The Work of Proclamation (v1-21) – They went about proclaiming the gospel.  At times they could launch straight into the gospel.  At other … Continue reading

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Missions 101

Acts 13 might be called Missions 101.  It not only tells us of the first missionaries sent out by a church, but in doing so it also offers us a good overview of missions for today.  We see: The Call … Continue reading

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