Question: Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Is home worship acceptable on Sunday by a family if they were unable to get to church? Can it continue for convenience? Answer: If a family wishes to establish a church in an area that doesn’t have a church nearby, that would be…

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by Whit Sasser [Author’s Note: Recently, I was asked to speak at the closing of a congregation. Here are a few of my remarks, with much of the specifics omitted.] There are no 2000 years old congregations in existence. The Lord’s churches in Corinth, Ephesus, and Philippi eventually disbanded, folded, closed the doors. As to…

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Question: Dear Jeffrey, I really love and enjoy reading most of your articles and Q&As. It has guided me to answer some of the dilemmas I faced as a young Christian. I came to the Lord’s church as a truth seeker and made my way to find a local congregation that follows the New Testament…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Hebrews 12:25-29   I.         Sometimes terminology can interfere with our understanding             A.        When you’ve been a part of something for a while, we develop jargon. But newcomers don’t understand the jargon             B.        It happens in business, but it also happens in the church.                         1.         There are different terms for the church: body, kingdom, New…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Revelation 3:1-6   I.         I was reading an article by Hiram Kemp titled, “Six Ways to Thrive in a Weak Church”             A.        The points were good, but it also had me thinking about the difficulties we face in this region.                         1.         There are not many faithful churches and most struggle.                         2.         Some are collapsing…

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by Wayne S. Walker “… The churches of Christ greet you” (Romans 16:16). Non-denominational, New Testament churches of Christ are different from other religious organizations.  Even the very terms by which they identify themselves are different.  It is clear that congregations of Christ’s followers in the first century were known as “churches of Christ.”  Thus,…

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Question: I have friends who are soon to be married. Both are leaving their church to find one together. Both very much need a Bible preaching church and also a church that allows the Holy Spirit to move. Would this be a good fit? One coming from a conservative church and one comes from a…

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by Ethan R. Longhenry An investigation of the local bookstore or magazine rack or a quick search on the Internet shows how Americans today are very interested in “spirituality.” Plenty of books abound across the whole spectrum — “Christian inspiration,” “New Age,” and many books describing elements of Eastern religions. These trends were recently documented…

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Question: Brother Hamilton, We know from the information the kingdom/church was established in Jerusalem on Pentecost. We can also see the numerous passages speaking of the kingdom being “at hand.” Even just before the cross, on the cross with the thief, and after the cross, we see several comments intimating that the kingdom is still…

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