Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Jim Sole

The New Testament Church: Relationships Fostered – Part 1

A local church is a community of believers committed to one another in genuine spiritual relationships produced by the Gospel and alive through faithfulness to one another in the Word, prayer, fellowship and breaking of bread. As the Apostle Paul closes out his first letter to the Thessalonian church, he does so emphasizing these relationships as evidence of being a Biblical church.

Our Responsibilities and Privileges: The Ministry of Edification

God has gifted all of His children with at least one spiritual gift that is to be active in the lives of other Christians for their spiritual growth. That is the church alive. Is He using you in the spiritual development of other believers? This Lord’s Day, we look at four ways God may use us in the exercise of our spiritual gifts for the good of His people.

Our Responsibilities and Privileges: The Ministries of Encouragement and Edification – Part 2

In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, he twice gives the command “encourage one another” with an additional command to “build one another up” or edify. These are two of the most important commands a Christian may obey and show an ultimate obedience to loving one another. This Lord’s Day, we look at the ways we may minster encouragement to one another.