Is The Church A Business?

Should the church be run like a business? Is the church really a business?Church Government The church is a non-profit group or body of believers who pool all of their resources, experience, skills, and gifts together for one common purpose; to glorify God and to rescue the perishing of the world, however there must be structure in the church in order to avoid chaos. The Apostle Paul reminds us that “God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints” (1st Cor 1 … [Read more...]

What Should The Church Pray For?

Here is what the church of Jesus Christ should be praying for. Jesus’ Prayers Jesus was a Man of prayer for sure, often rising early in the morning while it was still dark, and the disciples saw this and so they asked Him how to pray and He gave them the template or model of prayer in Matthew 6:9-13, but what was it that Jesus prayed about so very often. A typical day for Jesus was when, “rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, an … [Read more...]

6 Bible Verses For Church Unity

Here are six Bible verses that speak about the need for unity in the church.First Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” When the church is unified by the Spirit of God and by their love for God and for one another, this acts as a powerful bonding agent that helps them endure the storms of life much better as a body and as individuals in order “That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lor … [Read more...]

Is Your Church Healthy?

Is your church a healthy church? Here are some indicators of a healthy church.Humility If you really want to diagnose the health of the church, humility is the pulse of the body. God is opposed to any one and any church that has pride and He will extend His grace only to the humble (James 4:6). The Apostle Peter wrote to “you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 … [Read more...]

What Are Some Examples Of Religious Cults?

Here are a few examples of religious cults. What is a Cult? One cult expert defined a cult as “a highly manipulative group which exploits and sometimes physically and/or psychologically damages members and recruits." [1] The world defines a cult as any particular group's beliefs and practices that are sufficiently deviant or novel from that of the mainstream and often have ambiguous laws or requirements, so making a precise definition of a cult is rather difficult. Former members describe the c … [Read more...]

5 Signs You Are In A Cult Being Called A Church

Here are five signs that you are in a cult and not the true church of Jesus Christ.Deviant Behavior and Teachings The definition of a cult and a true church of Jesus Christ are nearly opposites of one another. A cult can have deviant behavior and doctrinal practices that are radically different from the mainstream church. Their beliefs and practices are problematic when contrasted and compared with the first century church and many churches today. The word “cult” comes from the Latin word “c … [Read more...]