Where does the Bible teach that not belonging to a congregation is a sin?

Question: Hello, I came across your question/answer page online. My question is, where does the Word of God teach that not belonging to a congregation is an unforgivable sin and one will go to hell for not belonging to a congregation? I’ve heard Church of Christ preachers speak as though one will go to hell…

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What Are Mothers Made Of?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Proverbs 31:27-30   I.         To prepare the children for making a sweet Mothers Day card, the elementary school teacher asked her class some questions that she thought would cause them to appreciate their mom’s more, then they could think of something sweet to write when it came time to make their…

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On Supporting Women

by Jefferson David Tant Sentry Magazine, December 1999 I have not seen much discussion on the question of whether or not the church can have a part in supporting women who may go into a mission field to teach women or children’s classes, or assist in individual and private teaching. I realize the Scriptures do…

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Our Roles Are Not Shameful

by Jarrod M. Jacobs God created man and woman (Genesis 2:7, 18-25; Matthew 19:4). He also made them to fulfill specific roles on this earth. In Genesis 2:18-25, God states that man and woman have certain roles and responsibilities. These roles have transcended the years and the confines of countries and are with us this…

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Women Participating in Bible Classes

by Matthew W. Bassford Recently, I’ve been engaged in an email discussion with a brother on the subject of women participating in our Bible classes. He sees inconsistency in many congregations between Bible classes, in which women may read Scriptures, make comments, etc., and worship services, in which they are required to remain silent. He…

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A Tribute to Miss Bernice

by Royce Bell I’m so deeply saddened, yet rejoice in the victory, in mentioning the passing of Bernice Boyes, of Lake Elsinore CA, at 105 years. She was the single best evangelist with whom I’ve been associated in my near 50 years of preaching. Berry Kercheville worked with sister Boyes as a young preacher, and…

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What if there are no men at worship services?

Question: I write to ask if it is wrong for sisters to share communion among themselves when there is no brother around. Answer: The Pharisees came to Jesus, upset that his disciples were not following the traditional handwashing rituals prior to eating. But Jesus asked them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God…

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Are there any women artisans in the Bible?

Questions: Hello, I am a woman and I have the ability to create artwork. I desire to help my husband financially. I’ve been selling various products with my artwork on it. I am concerned that I did not see God call any women in the Bible for the tabernacle, nor are there any examples of…

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Can a woman lead a song outside of worship?

Question: Recently there was a funeral of one of our former members. It was held at their home. Our members preached the service, led songs, and one of the prayers. Then the family said that two ladies wanted to sing a song. They sang a song that we sing many times in worship. They asked…

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