Tagged: Church

Confrontational Love

Matthew 18:15–20 presents a beautiful, but highly misunderstood, aspect of Christian community.  This text will not likely be preached in a church growth seminar.  It is not considered culturally practical or acceptable, but if the Bible is to be the guide for the church, then it is a passage that we must submit our lives…

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Why Does Baptism Need to Be Public?

Private baptisms are seemingly becoming more and more common for a variety of reasons. As culture becomes more socially connected through mediums that remove face-to-face interactions, culture becomes increasingly introverted and unsocial. As churches grow in size and time conscious, it becomes more practical to conduct baptisms at scheduled times during the week for convenience…

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