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This book is the culmination of several years of vital interest on the part of the author in the subject of local church government. The writing of it has been a means of better organizing and coordinating his thinking with regard to this most interesting topic.
Several years ago, while a licensed preacher in one of the larger denominations of Christendom, he felt unable to reconcile certain practices of his church with various Scriptures. Feeling that the Scripture must be the Christian’s norm for church polity as well as for the salvation and moral conduct, he then began study of pertinent New Testament passages relating to local church government. The result of his study led him to leave his denomination and to seek fellowship with those who were insistent upon conformity with the New Testament pattern as inaugurated by the Apostles.
This is an age when even in Christendom there is little vital concern over obedience to Scripture in such matters as these. The lukewarm attitude of the Laodicean Church has infiltrated even into conservative Christianity. It is an age when one is labeled as narrow and is condemned as being contentious and irascible if he is dogmatic concerning the teaching of Scripture. Christians are often told they should have less doctrine and more love. Various amalgamation and councils are seeking to do away with doctrinal differences and achieve organizational unity. These are dangerous days for the Christian
It is the sincere hope of the writer that this work may be used to reveal to some the organization of the Apostolic Church and then to show them the necessity for obedience to this pattern.
After spending several years in the Navy during World War II, Donald returned to college. Since 1949 (when he received a Master of Arts degree from Wheaton College), he and his wife Marie have been active in Bible teaching and evangelism.
Of special interest to Donald is the New Testament church. Books that Donald has written include Acts: The Pattern Church,1 Timothy: Timeless Truths, 2 Timothy and Titus, New Testament Church Organization, The Early Church, Divorce and the Bible, Baptism: The Church's Troubled Water, The Lord’s Supper: The Church's Love Feast, He Loved to Plant: A Biography of T. B. Gilbert, and Danny, A Life Cut Short.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Jewish Synagogue—Background of the Church
Chapter 3 – Church
Chapter 4 – Elders
Chapter 5 – Deacons
Chapter 6 – Deaconesses
Chapter 7 – Gift
Chapter 8 – Modern Systems
Chapter 9 – Conclusion
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At 448 pages and thoroughly updated, the 2016 Assembly Address Book is a great resource for you and your church.
The Address Book section lists many assemblies of Christians throughout the United States and Canada. It is a helpful resource for Christians who travel or relocate, enabling them to conveniently find others who share these beliefs and church practices. This useful resource contains a wealth of information, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, websites, meeting times, and persons to contact for further information.
For the Commended Workers section, in addition to address, phone, and email information, this section provides commendation listings and ministry details. The list of commended Christian workers is published to encourage prayer and personal contact. Entries are organized by state and alphabetized by last name within each state. An index is also provided for ease of use.
In the newer Camp section, you can find Assembly camp information for each State or Province, along with contact details. The Service Organization section has also been extensively expanded and categorized by ministry activity.
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I call her my Resplendent Bride because I have eyes and ears and for a time she even let me hold her hand.
Yet although her time among us was cut short by cancer, I still feel the afterglow of her resplendence. We were married less than three years. I buried my heart and my wedding ring in St. Louis.
We walked through the shadowlands hand-in-hand until she drew her final breath. She suffered gracefully in a world that does not know what to do with pain.
The Christian faith has always been about death and resurrection, for those twin truths were the reason the Lord Jesus sojourned among us. We have forgotten the old way—we have forgotten how to suffer and die well.
Danielle was my Resplendent Bride, and the church is Christ’s. I invite you to walk through this broken house so that you may know our small part in the divine love story.
As King David said in Psalm 27:13, “. . . I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!” and if not, I know the resurrection fast approaches.
Come, won’t you sit amongst the graves with me, and dream of Resurrection Day?
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An ancient inquirer asked the question, "How then can man be right with God?"What the Bible Teaches, written especially for those with no previous Bible knowledge, simply and distinctly explains the answer to this all-important question.
As you study this course, you will discover what the God of the Bible is like, what separates men and women from God, the value of Christ's death and resurrection, and how you can have a personal relationship with God.
Edition: AK '15
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ISBN #: 978-0-940293-15-1
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The Bible pictures losers in many ways—as lost sheep, mug victims, lower class citizens, frauds, and runaway kids, to mention just a few. But the Bible also contains the good news that God has provided a way to have a fresh start in life. Do you feel like you’re a “born loser”? This Bible course will help you learn how you can be born (again) to win!View full product details