|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 48407.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||27|
Involved in the performance of the duties of his office are the interests of the whole church and of each of its members; and hence the duties owed to him are of the highest moment. The spiritual welfare of every member of the church is connected with his ministry. Manifestly, it is the duty of every member of the church to pray for its pastor. Indeed, in many churches there is little discussion at all regarding the biblical moorings and obligations of local church membership. Not surprisingly, when many regular attenders look at the lives of church members, they don't see anything very different. The members may have gone through an initial class and may attend pretty faithfully. The Lord accounts them heirs of the covenant with its blessings and obligations; they become members of the house of Israel. (We learn of our lineage through a patriarchal blessing.) We thus make no distinction between the literal seed of Abraham and . The Nature of the Gospel. A problem arises in the Church as some men come down from Judea preaching. There is a discussion and a strong argument from James, which leads to the conclusion, application and consensus of the leaders. Matt Chandler | Topic: the-gospel | Scripture: Acts
The Church - Christians are part of a universal church under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and they must work with fellow Christians to spread the love and redemption of God. Logic and Reason - The most fundamental distinction of Methodist teaching is that people must use logic and reason in all matters of faith. For the common good of its members and of society, the family necessarily has manifold responsibilities, rights, and duties. * The Christian family. "The Christian family constitutes a specific revelation and realization of ecclesial communion, and for this reason it can and should be called a domestic church.". The Order, as it was referred to by its members, suspicious nature of the death of the Pope and the into the Vatican Secret Archives in search of a book rumored to be the Gospel . Luke is the historical, journalistic Gospel: a thorough account of the episodes in Jesus’ life arranged in chronological order. This gospel was written to establish believers in the teachings of Jesus (Lk –4). Church tradition recognizes the first-century physician Luke as the author and editor of this book, which is how it gets its name.
The basic function of the church is to be involved in every facet of the life of the believer. Holding true to this mission, Christ looked at the needs of the people, provided it, and then begun to preach out the good deeds. The church today must live up to its true billing -- . Book of Acts. The book of Acts provides a detailed, orderly, eyewitness account of the birth and growth of the early church and the spread of the gospel immediately after the resurrection of Jesus narrative supplies a bridge connecting the life and ministry of Jesus to the life of the church and the witness of the earliest believers. The church possessed and administered the sacrament of baptism as taught in the Bible, a visible expression of the gospel. The Lord’s Supper “ Third, God’s people, or Christian holy people, are recognized by the holy sacrament of the altar, wherever it is rightly administered, believed, and received, according to Christ’s institution. They are what they are: The inspired and recorded witness of the Holy Gospel preserved and kept for the life and faith of the whole Church. Journalistic-style integrity doesn't a Gospel make; what makes a Gospel is its fidelity to the Work of God in Christ as witnessed to and received universally by the Church of God.