Category Archives: Christian Unity

“Christian verses” Podcast: John 13:34

In John 13:34, Jesus says to His disciples, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Why did Jesus call that commandment new? And what … Continue reading

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The First Church Fight

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #10) The world’s first church, the church of Jerusalem, was colossal in terms of sheer numbers. Acts 4:4 puts the number of men at 5,000. If we assume there was one woman per … Continue reading

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The World’s First Megachurch

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #8) A megachurch is generally defined as being any Christian congregation that has a sustained weekly attendance of 2,000 people or more in its worship services. Using that as a definition, we find … Continue reading

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What Does a Sequoia Tree Have to Do With a Christian?

Lately I’ve noticed that I’ve been ending a fair number of conversations with fellow Christians with some words to the effect, “So you pray for me, and I’ll pray for you.” As you might guess, these words have come at … Continue reading

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How’s Your Contending?

Jude was the earthly half-brother of Jesus. He was also the writer of the Bible’s book of Jude, which is a letter he wrote to his fellow Christians. Jude’s original plan was to build the letter around the subject of … Continue reading

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Conflict Within The Church

W.B. Riley, who served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota for some fifty years, told the following story: “In my first pastorate, three of my church officials had refused for three full years to speak to … Continue reading

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