Resources on Church Life

Ties That Bind

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This week, we welcomed special guest Ron Zappia, Senior Pastor of Highpoint Church in the Chicago area as he taught from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. We were not created to live in isolation and this passage shows us that a healthy church community stands alongside and lifts one another up through every season of life.

Real Faith

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The difference between people with faith and those without is night and day; people of faith live with spiritual clarity about the future and encourage one another in spiritual community.

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.