June 7, 2020

The answer to that question 100% depends upon the context of the question. Without context it’s impossible to answer forthrightly.

If it’s a costume party and you don’t’ want to feel left out; then yes, you should wear a mask.

If you are in a car with some “friends” goin...

May 30, 2020

Deacons Do.

Deacons are in a service position.  As noted in previous articles in this series, the word “deacon” is a transliterated word (not translated) from the Greek “Diakonos”.  “Deacon” translated is “minister” or “servant”.  So that is what deacons do; they serve....

May 24, 2020

It is interesting the viewpoints that various people can develop and espouse. Opinions are like weeds—free and flourishing (and oftentimes a nuisance).  Sometimes, well-meaning brethren develop great misconceptions about roles and responsibilities within the church. I’...

May 17, 2020

“For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you…” (Titus 1:5)

The role of Titus, as a preacher, was in teaching brethren God’s expectations of qualified elders in selection.  He seemingly...

May 10, 2020

Lord willing, I will be blessed to be a minister here for many years to come. A year ago the church here selected shepherds as overseers to the flock. Now, this month, we are looking to select Deacons to deacon (minister or serve) in the church here.

The “office” of dea...

May 3, 2020

Maybe.

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgm...

April 26, 2020

Yes. Unequivocally, Yes.

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.“ (Hebrews 10:24-25)

While this is not...

April 19, 2020

And Jesus said, “‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” (Matthew 4:7)  Are we putting God to the test when we come together and assemble on the first day of the week?  Are we testing whether or not He will protect us; whether or not He will save us from th...

April 12, 2020

“… and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” (Acts 11:26).  Luke records that disciples were first called Christians here some 13 years AFTER the day of Pentecost recorded in Acts 2. So what were Christians called during that period of time?  Well the...

April 5, 2020

"Prisoners in their own homes" are not us people who are "shut-in" at home right now under quarantine or shelter in place orders due to COVID-19. For those who may not know, "Shut-ins" in the church refers to those members of the church who are not able to get out. The...

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