By His Grace and For His Glory!
...but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
The articles and meditations in this link are devoted to exploring the issue of "body life" or life in the assembly of believers. This, we believe, deserves its own link since it seems to be a much-ignored subject these days. If you have any comments (even disagreements) please feel free to e-mail them to Timothy King
Just God and Me? Some thought-provoking ideas on God's plan for His body. Was God's plan an individualistic relationship with Him, or something else?
Can Different Eschatologies Get Along? This is an excerpt from Sam Frost's studies on the Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat. Can Christians differ in the coming of Christ and still get along?
A Churchless Faith The author interviews 108 people who had left the institutional church. Here are the results of his findings and his own analysis. This article is from "Reality Magazine."
Godís Love as Our Supreme Standard What's the difference between someone who says they love their Christian brothers and one who really does? We must look to God's love for us to define how we are to love one another.
On Glory and Unity These are some thoughts on the connection between glory and unity, themes found in Jesus' priestly prayer of John 17. The notes are from our weekly Restoration Ministry gatherings.
Paul, Barnabas and the Unity of Believers The "split" between Paul and Barnabas in Acts 15:36-41 has always been portrayed as hostile. But if we examine the text more closely, does the conflict have to be one of strife?
A Plea for a Berean Spirit What blocks the church from having a deeper understanding of God's word? Perhaps it's an attitude that would rather cling to traditions than examine God's word together.
Comments on "A Churchless Faith" Jon reflects on an article commenting on the vast droves of people leaving the institutional church. Leaving the institutional church means nothing if it's not replaced by genuine "ekklesia" life.
Compassionate Discipleship In the midst of a world frustrated and at its wit's end, what is a quality needed by the church today that could bring light in darkness? We need a revival of spiritual compassion.
Double Deliverance Under the New Covenant Delivered from sin by Christ? Yes, but we too often stop there and not realize that we are also delivered from the "elements of the world" so that we are free to serve one another.
Let's Grow Up . . . Together! What hinders Christians from growing up into maturity in Christ? There are a number of factors to be considered before the church will quit "acting like children."
Letter To A Church Leader In modern church life, do we cling to church traditions or obey God's word? This letter challenges some of our commonly accepted church practices such as the pastor, the sermon and the church building.
Sticking it Out with Fellow Disciples If the church is not bonded together in the gospel in an accepting atmosphere where doctrine and practice can be worked out in humility as a body, we won't get anywhere!
Will Diversity Confuse the Sheep? Can a church survive if members are allowed to question the doctrinal status quo and present a diversity of ideas beyond what is traditionally accepted?