What can the church do for widows?

Question: I am interested in knowing what can the church do for the widows? There is a lady who is a widow and a member of the Lord’s church.  She has five grown children. Can the church pay for her husband’s funeral out of the treasury? What if all members quit paying their life insurance…

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Are lectureships scriptural?

Question: Tell me your thoughts about “lectureships.”  Is this a scriptural term?  Do we have authority for women lectureships? Answer: Let us establish a basic point. The question is not whether a particular term is found in the Bible or not. After all, language changes constantly. What might have made a good translation in say…

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Can a bake sale be held at a church?

Question: I wanted to have a bake sale at our church to raise money for my pastor’s anniversary. One of the deacons told me that I was wrong about this. I was told about how Jesus got angry at the people for using the temple for a den of thieves. I do not see that…

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Can a church consist of just one person?

Question: Can a church consist of just one person? Answer: A church is an entity separate and distinguishable from a single individual Christian. This can be seen in the separation of responsibility seen in I Timothy 5:16, “If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be…

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Orphans and Their Care

  I.          Orphans are not mentioned often in the New Testament, once to be precise, but many have developed unusual ideas about how to care for the orphans in our midst.              A.         Unusual, because their teaching does not follow the plain statements of the New Testament.              B.         The passage we will delve into is James 1:27. II.         The Bible’s…

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