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A Theology of Ministry

The New Testament uses the common term diaconia to express the concept of ministry. This term describes the service that constitutes the function of the diaconos or minister. In our context, it indicates service within the Christian church. Ministry, then, is service: service to God first, and to God’s people…

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Looking for the Ideal Church?

Are you on a quest to find the Ideal Church? Perhaps you know the one I mean. It is the church where no errors of doctrine or practice ever occur. In the Ideal Church, grace, obedience and legalism are always clearly understood and distinguished. The pastor never gives a boring,…

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Historical Documents of the Christian Church

A creed is a brief statement of faith used to enumerate important truths, to clarify doctrinal points, and to distinguish truth from error. Creeds are usually worded to be easily memorized. The word creed comes from the Latin word credo, meaning, “I believe.” The Bible contains a number of creed-like…

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A Glimpse Into Eternity

Some things in life are just like watching a movie — you cannot fully understand the end unless you first see the beginning. In a sense, understanding what God has in store for us is similar.  We need to take a look at the beginning to understand the full impact…

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