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Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 9 part 4 — on Disputes and Accountability]

Composing a doctrinal statement (or any other essential documents) can be one of the most arduous (but crucial) projects undertaken by a church. In this series, I’m sharing my own doctrinal statement in an attempt to provide a helpful example … Continue reading

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A Brief Statement on the Nature of Church Ministry

Jesus Christ, in His matchless grace, came into the world to die in our place in order to deliver us from the penalty, the power, and, one day, the presence of sin (Eph 2:1–10; Col 1:12–14), so that we now … Continue reading

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A Definition of the Local Church

I recently sought to develop a carefully worded definition of the local church in fulfillment of a requirement for an apprenticeship I had over the summer. I consulted and leaned on a number of definitions already in existence, especially from … Continue reading

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PA Youth Camp 2015 — “Follow Me”

It is the calling of every Christian to be a complete and competent disciple of Christ; and it’s the responsibility of every Christian to make disciples of others. From Matthew 28:19, Luke 6:40, and John 13:34-35, we see that discipleship … Continue reading

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PA Youth Camp 2014 – Knowing and Loving Christ [podcast]

I recently had the privilege of being a speaker at Pennsylvania Youth Camp. It was such an honor to speak at this camp that has played such a major part in developing who I am as a Christian and as … Continue reading

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The Resemblance and Mark of a Disciple

Luke 6:40 Last time, we looked at the Great Commission — Christ’s command for disciples to make other disciples, baptizing and teaching them to be fully devoted disciples of Christ. The second description of a disciple I’d like to point … Continue reading

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The Commission and Means of Disciple Making

A FEW KEY DISCIPLESHIP PASSAGES I’ve been talking a little bit about discipleship recently. And I do think it’s important for a church to have some sort of “intentional” (ohhh that’s such a buzzword… but it fits here) plan for … Continue reading

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Do you love me? Then obey me. [A fascinating relationship]

Trust and obey                                                                                                                                     For there’s no other way                                                                                                                     To be happy in Jesus                                                                                                                        Than to trust and obey WHAT IS REQUIRED OF A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST? Last time, we discussed the relationship between knowing Christ and loving Christ. Another … Continue reading

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Defining Discipleship

Discipleship has grown out of favor among American evangelical churches. In fact, many churches today cannot even give a clear definition of what a disciple is, much less outline the role of the church in making and growing true disciples … Continue reading

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