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The Church: The People of God

Many years back I came across a church magazine which was written to commemorate the church’s 100th anniversary. The members of that monumental church had written several articles in the...
Most Christians probably know that every person who claims to be a Christian is not necessarily a Christian. But what people don’t get is that every gathering that claims to...
The catholicity of the church of Christ or the understanding that there is one true church, has been believed by Christians throughout the ages. This is a truth which cannot...
There are three missions the Church is enjoined to engage in: the mission towards God by worshipping Him (Col. 3:16; Eph. 1:12; 5:16-19), the mission towards the believers by nourishing...
In general, the word ‘temple’ refers to a physical sanctuary. But in the Bible, the idea behind a temple is neither beautiful architecture nor a gathering of people to worship...
We can experience a foretaste of heaven right here on earth. This foretaste doesn’t come by visiting some idyllic tropical island, or enjoying a beautiful mountain view. We get a...
One of the great blessings we enjoy as people who believe in Jesus is that we are incorporated into God’s family. Paul says we are adopted by God (Eph. 1:5),...
I always treasure the moment from my wedding day, when the bride of my life walked towards me holding her father’s arm beautifully adorned in her white wedding gown. At...
The apostle Paul, in several of his letters, uses the metaphor of a body to refer to the church (Key passages 1 Cor. 12:12-30, Eph. 4:11-16 and Rom. 12:3-8). It...
Every building needs a foundation for stability and strength. A strong foundation is a necessity not just for concrete buildings but also for non-concrete structures like institutions or organizations. Like...
The word ‘church’ comes from the Greek word ekklēsia, which means, ‘called out’ or ‘gathered people’, or ‘an assembly’.  A church is a group of baptized believers who have covenanted...