What does the Bible say about the church? What a topic, especially in a day in age by which the label “church” is applied in so many wrong ways. For many American’s they hear “church” and think about those money-hungry prosperity preachers that they saw on the Television screen as they scrolled through the channels. Many hear “the church” and think of a building with a steeple on the roof. The following resources seek to show what the Bible’s teaching is on a Biblical church.

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Pray With Confidence Because God Hears You

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Pray With Confidence Because God Hears You

What a glorious reality that when we as Christians come to pray that we're not just filling the air with words and wasting our breath. But rather, we have on the authority of God's Word...

“I Love the Church” No, You Idolize Your Ministry

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“I Love the Church” No, You Idolize Your Ministry

Any Christian can say that they love the church, but we need to remember that there's a difference between loving your church and loving your ministry in the church.

Four Notable Characteristics of the Early Church

Four Notable Characteristics of the Early Church

Here we have a very revealing verse as to the life of the early church. Acts 2:42, devoted to 1. Word of God, 2. Fellowship, 3. Lord’s Supper, 4. Praying

One For All, All For One

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One For All, All For One

The Church is not complete without Christ; in the same way a body is incomplete without a head and a branch is incomplete without branches.

The Definition of The Church

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The Definition of The Church

Although Christ and the Church are distinct and not the same, the Bible describes them as inseparable. You can't have Christ without also having His Church. You can't be united to Christ without also being united to His Church.

Do I Need a Church to Grow?

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Do I Need a Church to Grow?

How important is belonging to a church for growth in the Christian life? Can a Christian grow without meeting with other believers in the church?

Has the Church Replaced Israel?

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Has the Church Replaced Israel?

Are the Church and Israel two different peoples of God? Has the Church replaced Israel?

Is the Regulative Principle Biblical?

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Is the Regulative Principle Biblical?

Is the regulative principle Biblical when it comes to worship in the corporate church gathering? Many people dogmatically assert this teaching, but what exactly does this mean? And most important, is it clearly found ...

There Are No Bench Warmers in the Kingdom of God

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There Are No Bench Warmers in the Kingdom of God

Sports teams have those who are starters and those who sit on the bench. In the kingdom of God, in the church, there is no one who sits on the bench.

The Commonplace Christian is the Glory of the Church

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The Commonplace Christian is the Glory of the Church

Most of us will be not be remembered after we die. We'll be forgotten by the world and only a fading memory to those who knew us.

Should a Church Meet in a House or a Building?

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Should a Church Meet in a House or a Building?

There is nothing in Scripture that mandates we meet in one place or another. Rather we are free to meet where it works for our circumstances.

Are Theme Churches Biblical?

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Are Theme Churches Biblical?

Are theme churches Biblical? Is it right to have our point of fellowship be based upon us all being cowboys or bikers?

At What Point Should You Leave a Church?

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At What Point Should You Leave a Church?

The time to leave a church is when you realize this church and her leadership has no commitment whatsoever to Christ or the Gospel; it is not a true church.

Church Membership is Not a Numbers Game

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Church Membership is Not a Numbers Game

There are many seeker sensitive "churches" that are trying to manipulate people into their church. They treat church membership like a numbers game.

Personal Discipleship: Spiritually Intentional Relationships

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Personal Discipleship: Spiritually Intentional Relationships

Are you convinced of the value of personal discipleship? That is, connecting with fellow Christians; brother to brother, sister to sister, on a personal, one on one level.

Encouraging Conversation at the Church Meetings

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Encouraging Conversation at the Church Meetings

When we are with other Christians, we should purposely plan on turning the conversation to spiritual things. One way is to ask specific questions about the sermon...

The False Cistern of A Choreographed Church Service

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The False Cistern of A Choreographed Church Service

I see the preparation these people make for Sunday. I'm not talking about several hours of prayer. I'm talking about lights, music... everything is choreographed...

Warning: Don’t Let Conferences Cause You to Despise Your Church

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Warning: Don’t Let Conferences Cause You to Despise Your Church

God has sovereignly placed you in your local church and given you the pastors you have. He has given you the people in your fellowship and they have imperfections...

Church, The Reigning Christ is For You

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Church, The Reigning Christ is For You

Paul says that Jesus Christ has put everything under His feet and been appointed as head over all for the church. Christian, do you realize what is being said?

Keep On Sounding Forth the Word of the Lord

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Keep On Sounding Forth the Word of the Lord

If the Word of the Lord is sounding forth from your church, then remember Satan has his sights on you. Therefore, strive to walk with God...

Fellowship Conference New England | Trailer

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Fellowship Conference New England | Trailer

I don't have the strength, or the wisdom, or the perspective in myself to make it through this waste howling wilderness of sin without the brethren strengthening me in God.

Who is True Israel? (Part 3)

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Who is True Israel? (Part 3)

The Bible teaches us that every single promise in the Old Testament that applied to a Jew also applies to us who are in Jesus Christ.

The Church: A World of Love

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The Church: A World of Love

When the Bible talks about the church, it is not referring to the building, but to the assembly of the redeemed.

Men Who Turned the World Upside Down

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Men Who Turned the World Upside Down

As the disciples spoke, God came in power, and they were called by the crowds as those who turned the world upside down.

Love’s True Light is Already Shining

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Love’s True Light is Already Shining

One of the great tests of true Christianity is that God put's in His people a special love for other true Christians.

What is My Ministry?

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What is My Ministry?

So often Christians think "I've got to have a ministry", but do you know what ministry means?

Don’t Come to Church to Get, Come to Serve

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Don’t Come to Church to Get, Come to Serve

When you go to church, do you come to serve or to be served?

The Christian’s Love for the Blood Bought Ones

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The Christian’s Love for the Blood Bought Ones

If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother...

How You Help Me Be Holy

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How You Help Me Be Holy

Having fellowship with like-minded believers is a vital part in our sanctification and being made more holy.

Strong Families Function in a Local Church

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Strong Families Function in a Local Church

Strong families are those that are functioning in the local church...

Encouragement to Those Starting a Church

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Encouragement to Those Starting a Church

Discouragement can be a big temptation when starting a church.

Life is Lived in the Local Church

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Life is Lived in the Local Church

As believers we are called to gather together as a body and to use our gifts to build up one another.

Grace Church Austin | A Church Plant in Austin, TX

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Grace Church Austin | A Church Plant in Austin, TX

Pastor Tim Conway talks about a church plant that Grace Community Church has started in Austin, Texas.

Errors of the Modern House Church Movement

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Errors of the Modern House Church Movement

Let it be understood from the start, we have nothing against house church. Immediately after conversion in 1971, I attended a house church. After 40 years as a Christian...

Being Part of A Local Church is Vital

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Being Part of A Local Church is Vital

It is vitally important to be part of a local church.

A Biblical Gathering of Saints (2012 Fellowship Conference)

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A Biblical Gathering of Saints (2012 Fellowship Conference)

For more information and registration visit: https://illbehonest.com/fellowship

How Christians Save Christians

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How Christians Save Christians

Hebrews 3:13 - But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

How to Awaken a Dead and Unregenerate Church?

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How to Awaken a Dead and Unregenerate Church?

Steve Lawson encourages pastors to preach from the book of 1 John in order to awaken a dead church.

How to Reform a Church and Not be a Coward

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How to Reform a Church and Not be a Coward

So if you're going to go into a church and reform it, here's the first thing you need to realize. You need to move slowly. You need to move with love.

So many Denominations, which one is true?

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So many Denominations, which one is true?

There are hundreds of different denominations of churches, or things that call themselves churches. How do we discern which one is the right one? Pastor Tim Conway answers.