by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Jeremiah 35:1-19   I.         People learn in a variety ways. Some ways make a bigger impression on a person than others.             A.        People don’t learn how to be a Christian just from reading or listening to the Bible, though that is a major method.             B.        Preachers must understand that people also learn by…

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Question: The original Lord’s Supper was observed at nighttime (Matthew 26:31), and that it was not observed on the first day of the week (Sunday), The practice of breaking bread was done on a daily basis from house to house, not on a weekly basis as in the churches of Christ. You find this information in Acts 2:46. And you’ll…

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by Earle H. West via The Preceptor, Vol. 1, No. 9, July 1952. Much of what we know today of the New Testament order comes by way of examples pictured for us in the Bible. Whenever people have earnestly sought to duplicate New Testament Christianity in the current age, they have strongly and rightly emphasized the…

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Question: I just read your article, “When are examples binding?” and I must say the very idea that an example somehow becomes a command is a, well, stretch if you ask me.  You used Acts 20:7 as your “example” for when we should meet together but you don’t use Acts 2:46 which tells us that…

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Question: “The only other ordinance taught by Christ was for them to celebrate the Lord’s Supper each first day of the week, generally in the evening twilight.” [The Story of the Churches of Christ in Central Europe]. There have been disagreements over practices through the years based on which apostolic examples are binding. How can…

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Text: II Thessalonians 3:1-18  I.         At first glance, the question seems to be trivial             A.        But then do people think of Judas hanging himself?                         1.         Well, obviously examples of sin is not to be followed             B.        How about meeting in someone’s home as the disciples did?                         1.         There are people who believe that a church owning a building is wrong.…

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