All Christians are part of the household of God. All Christians were once welcomed to that household by God’s grace. All Christians have a role in welcoming visitors to that household as an expression of the grace we’ve received. From Nick Kennicott at The Christward Collective. To be hospitable is to welcome a person with …

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An extended article pointing out how Biblical preaching, even preaching based on Gospel texts can lead people away from fellowship with Jesus through moralistic applications: It is possible to preach only true assertions from the Scripture and yet mislead hearers regarding the truth of the faith because none of the truths of Scripture are meant …

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It is true that what people perceive as a sudden noticeable drop in weight is actually nine months of steady committed discipline and effort. Consistency bring results. God wants his people to gather together week by week under the means of grace for a similar purpose. Come and worship tomorrow. Greg Wilbur reflects on Scripture, …

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Nicolas Alford writes about three unhelpful reactions that Christians can have to revivals. When God sends revival to a church other than the one we belong to there is a strong temptation to not recognise what is happening as being the fruit of the work of God’s Holy Spirit. An excerpt. When we assign to …

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Megan Hill reflects on how the unique rhythms of Sunday teach witness to those who observe them of God’s rule over us in everything. God Is the Lord of Time On Sundays, we acknowledge that God is the author and ruler of time itself. At creation, God made time. He separated light from dark and …

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Jeff Medders reminds us that we can thank the Reformation for the fact that Christians in churches of the Protestant tradition gather to worship, not to observe worship. You can see what was a common theme of pre-Reformation worship services. The priests worshiped and the people watched. The people attended the worship service. Spectator worship …

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Along the gradual disappearance of Bible reading from gathered worship, the loss of public pastoral prayer is another mystery situation which I notice when visiting other churches. (Of course there’s lots of music) On Christward Collective Nick Batzig has posted Samuel Miller’s Frequent Faults In Public Prayer. Given that there are eighteen of these they …

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