Tag: early church

Hard-Working Preachers

The title of this article should not be considered an oxymoron, but if it is to you, based on the preachers you know, then you have got a preacher problem. Jesus charged men to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel” (Mark 16:15). No matter how you slice it, that is a big…

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Tough Competition

“It is hard to get people to attend church services these days.  People today have so many other things to enjoy: ball games, movies, and music. Besides, a lot of churches offer entertainment. These things are hard to compete with.” Many of us voice the above concerns. But is our time different from the early…

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A Matter of Interpretation

“Who really knows what the Bible means? Everybody has his own interpretation of it.” If this is true, then why don’t we see this as a big problem in the New Testament? The first Christians had no trouble understanding baptism. They knew they were baptized to be saved. When Peter said to repent and be…

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