Category Archives: Church Discipline

I desire mercy–not sacrifice.

  Matthew 9-913   9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. 10 While Jesus was having dinner … Continue reading

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A Call to Response–Modern Day Slavery.

Last Friday night; my wife and I visited a Churches of Christ, church in Kingsway, Sydney Australia along with many others from our church; making the 90 minute drive into Sydney to attend a Call to Response movie night. The topic … Continue reading

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Taking a matter to the church elders.

This week has been an interesting on; to say the least. I don’t want to say a lot about the particular circumstances; rather my intent is about what I did about it. Church discipline is an interesting sphere for me … Continue reading

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Is baptism a sign of church membership or a salvific event?

I have been thinking about the practice of Baptism within the church and the various denominational practices of it. I currently fellowship with a Baptist Church and am enjoying it very much and will soon become a member. The minister … Continue reading

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The quandary of church and fallen pastors

Mark Stevens on the Near Emmaus blog has written an interesting post about church pastors and public evangelists who publically / privately disgrace themselves and in doing so bring the church, themselves and the God we worship into disrepute.  The … Continue reading

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