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...]

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...]

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Leave A Church?

When do you know it’s time to leave a church? What are the clear signs that it’s time to leave?Expository Preaching When you are in a church, like a friend of mine was not long ago, that doesn’t preach expository, verse by verse Bible preaching, then you are going to starve to death like my friend who wasn’t been properly fed the Word of God by the pastor. The sheep are going to starve to death if the pastor is only feeding them pabulum or a watered-down baby food. These Christians will stil … [Read more...]