What Is A Bridegroom? A Bible Study

Why does the Bible mention a Bridegroom? What’s the significance to believers?Jewish Weddings Today’s Jewish weddings still retain some of the traditions of old like having two witnesses sign the ketubah, and the groom giving the bride her ring under a wedding canopy, and like many marriages today, the Jews also considered the marriage ceremony as a sacred event as this act is done before God and many witnesses. One thing that differs between a non-Jewish wedding and a Jewish one is that the … [Read more...]

How Has The Christian Church Changed Over Time?

Has the Christian church changed over time? If so, in what ways?The Primitive Church The early church, formed in the first century, was that “they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). The apostle’s doctrine of course are the things that Jesus taught His own disciples and instructed them to make disciples of others (Matt 28:19-20) so the primitive church was bound to the Word of God but they also had fello … [Read more...]

How To Pray For A Church

How can a believer pray for their church? What are some biblical examples?The Command to Pray To begin with, we’re command to pray. Jesus, in speaking with His disciples, “told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1) and the Apostle Paul adds, “that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling” (1st Tim 2:8). Do you seek the will of God? I hope so, but it’s plainly revealed in Scripture like in 1st Thes … [Read more...]

What Does The Word Church Mean? A Bible Definition

What does the word “church” mean? What is the biblical definition of the church?What “Church” Means? Jesus once said to His disciples that “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt 16:18) so it is not our church or nay body of believer’s church. It is Jesus’ church and He built it and not even the gates of hell can stop it. The word Jesus used for church was the Greek word “ekklēsia” and is the same word used for when a gathering of citizens are calle … [Read more...]

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...]