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Occasional thoughts from Pastor Rob's desk.

 

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A Place Where You Belong (Church Membership, Part 6)

Some final thoughts on the practical need for local church membership....

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The Case for the Local Church (Church Membership, Part 3)

As a Christian, I'm a member of the body of Christ. Why, then, do we talk about also being a member of a local church?...

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Among You and Over You (Church Membership, Part 4)

When Scripture describes the role of elder, it uses language that cannot be understood without the idea of church membership....

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Discipline Needs the Church (Church Membership, Part 5)

The way Scripture describes the discipline of sinners is only possible in the context of the local church....

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The Church Within the Church (Church Membership, Part 2)

Is the church only those who are saved? Or is it everyone that shows up on a Sunday morning? The answer is somewhere in between, and it might be less black and white than we want....

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A Farewell to Proof-Texting (Church Membership, Part 1)

Understanding how the Bible speaks of church membership requires a different way of using Scripture than we might be used to....

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Crumbled Have Spires in Every Land

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Church buildings are significant, but they are still only buildings. The true church exists elsewhere....

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Aging Biblically

What does it mean to grow old as a Christian?...

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Not Stopping at Diagnosis

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What do a doctor's office, a mechanic's shop, and the Bible all have in common?...

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Analog Sanctification

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Putting off the old self is less like digital deletion and more like an older technology....

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