Unity

Why We Need Administration in Church Ministries

Why We Need Administration in Church Ministries

Effective administration in each ministry means that the church’s ministries are working together for the edification of the church body.

Prayer is unity

How Does Prayer Connect Us to God? Part 3

Prayer is one of the most intimate forms of worship in which we open our hearts to God, to be able to grow and mature in the faith.

Love each other

Are We Loving Each Other?

Actively love each other. Remember that your church family are members of the body of Christ, just as you are a member of the body of Christ.

Peace and Goodwill — Toward All

When I heard that the Bible Advocate was spending a year on the Ministry of Reconciliation, I was thrilled. Some of my first Christian thoughts were those of reconciliation. Today, after seven years as a pastor, I still think we need to hear this message and spread it with the greatest resolve. I base my […]

What does Paul mean by “mutual submission” in Ephesians 5:21?

How does Paul’s teaching on mutual submission in Ephesians 5:21 relate to his instructions on submission within specific authority structures just afterward (v. 22 — 6:9)?   In Ephesians 5:21, Paul moves from general instructions for all believers to how these apply in specific relationships. To understand his words, we must read them in context.   […]

Paul said to follow him as he followed Christ. Why not just follow Jesus directly?

Paul told the Corinthians to follow (“imitate,” NKJV) him as he followed Christ (1 Corinthians 4:16; 11:1). Why not just follow Jesus directly, instead? Why follow Paul?    You may be assured that Christians do not follow Paul in the same sense that we follow Christ. In the ultimate sense, we have only one Teacher-Rabbi-Leader […]