Resources on Church Life

Real Change

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No one believes in Jesus and continues to live the same old life. Any faith in Christ that does not change our practical life is a false faith.

Real Love

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Church is not so much a place to go to as it is a family to which we belong. We do not gather together to honor God through our activities, we gather together to honor God through our love for Him and for His people.

Foundations

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No follower of Jesus can be healthy in his or her walk with God without a healthy connection to the local church.

Give Truth

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We must encourage and exhort one another every day so that each person in our church family finishes life with a good, believing heart.

Responding to God with a Joyful Noise

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God is glorified in a church when the music unites hearts together under the truth of God and the Gospel.

Courageously Protecting the Church

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Doctrine matters. What we believe about God changes how we relate to Him and how we live our lives. No church is healthy when it is a safe place for wolves to harm the flock without fear of being confronted.

The Joy of Community

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Our local church is a spiritual family to whom we belong and are committed to love, serve, encourage, strengthen and sharpen for the glory of God. It’s a community that derives life from a mutual love for and a shared experience with Jesus.

The Shepherd’s Authority

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In this message from Deuteronomy 31, Dr. Daniel Bennett (Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Washington, Illinois) teaches about the limited, temporary and fragile nature of the authority given to church shepherds, and the God-honoring example Moses offers for church leaders today.

Confronting Our Own Selfishness, Part 1

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Our radical worship of God leads us to confront our own selfishness. Self-centeredness always presses the church to be about disputable matters, while God-centeredness always yields disputable matters over to God and humbly pursues the spiritual health of others.

Moms in the Church

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Pursuing godliness calls us to take responsibility for the spiritual support, encouragement and improvement of others in our local church. In this message from Titus 2:1-8, Pastor Ritch explains the Biblical call to mothers in the local church to commit to serving women in the church.