Archive for the ‘05 – Committed Gathering’ Category

God’s Helpful Gifts (Ephesians 4:7-16)

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

During Christmas we often focus on the temporary material gifts that come our way (or that we wish would come our way). God does provide every good and perfect gift. However, the gifts He emphasizes in the Bible are much more valuable than “things.”

Here are 15 gifts that come from God through our connection and commitment to a local assembly of believers, the local church.

Assembling Together: Considering and Encouraging (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Do you “go to church” just because you are suppose to “go to church?” Are there better reasons to attend than just “because you are told to go?” YES. Hebrews 10:24-25 makes it clear that we are to assemble together for the sake of stirring up love and good works – in us and in others.

Review of Basic Discipline #5: Committed Gathering

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Gathering together as believers is not only good to do, but essential. We need to gather, and others need us to gather.

Basic Discipline #5: Committed Gathering (Series Summary)

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

We take a final look at our Committed Gathering discipline. What blessing! What responsibility!

Basic Discipline #5: Committed Gathering – When NOT to Gather

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Do you know that we are commanded NOT to gather with some believers under certain circumstances? God desires this to protect the body and to encourage repentance.

Basic Discipline #5: Committed Gathering – Committed Gathering Engages Us (Part 3)

Friday, June 11th, 2010

We finish our look at many of the “one anothers” found in the Bible. Each “one another” requires us to gather frequently in order to begin these actions or to carry them out. We must be committed to gathering to do what God wants and to become what God desires!

Basic Discipline #5: Committed Gathering – Committed Gathering Engages Us (Part 2)

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

We continue to look at the many “one anothers” that we are privileged to share with our local assembly, and that require our assembling together to perform.

Basic Discipline #5: Committed Gathering – Committed Gathering Engages Us

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

From the Epistles, we look at the first 5 of 25 “one anothers” that believers are instructed to act upon toward other believers.

Basic Discipline #5: Committed Gathering – Committed Gathering Places Us

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

As a discipline, committed gathering with a local body of believers not only prompts us to spiritual maturity and growth, and protects us from the deceitfulness of sin, but it also provides us a God-given place of belonging.

Becoming Fruitful Disciples: Avoiding Greed (Part 1)

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Another stumbling block that prevents believers from growing to maturity and fruitfulness is greed or covetousness. We begin our look by giving the definition of greed and examining the dangers of it.