They believe it is right or wrong. Then let the chips fall where they may. And congregations should be lights shining not selling bushels. No firing loaded water guns anywhere but outside.
What else do you have? The woman knows that Churches of Christ congregations do not allow a woman to preach but she decides to study Bible and then she is somehow frustrated and upset when she cannot use her Bible education for that role.
Jeremah Your problem as all others leaving is no new birth. Do we ever stop and listen to ourselves when we say things like that? People will leave when that kind of stuff happens too…. Everything, from the dress, the language, the music, the versions of the Bible is indicative of a culture in the past.
IF these preachers are correct, exactly what form of leadership is to be preferred? Then about a week goes by and things are ok….
Globally, these churches also face pastoral and membership issues. After all, with one simple yet brilliant experiment, researchers had proven that the conceptual link between thinking outside the box and creativity was a myth.
My wife and I are planting a church modeled after North Point Community Church Andy Stanley and let me tell you, following in those footsteps has been one of the best decisions of my life. In Genesis, Eve wanted to become equal to God. Another man arrives hardly says anything and will not pray with us.
Paul Smith IF these preachers are correct, they need to explain why it is that the churches that are the most progressive in ordaining women and homosexuals, I might add are hemorrhaging members at an explosive rate.
I appreciate your writing this. I continued to see other people. Paul and Silas worshipped God in the Philippian jail. Preaching with stories Kudos to you for seeing the issue for what it really is and sticking with it anyway. I have observed that the majority at many congregations that have rock bands and sophisticated sound equipment or big worship teams do not even sing.
Is your church full of prostitutes and slaves? I would just like to add here, that as church leaders, we should not pay attention to what church we are ministers at, whether we are under appreciated, or whether things are difficult.
They have to decide what to preach about Junia, or Galatians 3: I think CofC theology is typically very man-centered what we have to do to make God like usrather than God-centered we love Him because He first loved us.
I think of Jeremiah and his preaching at this point. Church of Christ ministers are given all responsibility but no authority. We have spent nearly years focusing on what others are doing wrong and not enough time on what God calls each of us to. So the key reason why there are so many of these issues is that people are not confident in Christ because they do not indeed really have Christ, so they are ashamed of their congregations.
This has got to be one of my biggest struggles. Yes, Israel was wrong for wanting a king like those around them. So many people are deeply concerned about what we believe about every religious issue. Today many people are familiar with this puzzle and its solution.It is disheartening to be accused of cheating and you're not.
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