Last week Pastor Matt explained what the Scriptures instruct the Church to do when someone is caught up in slander and gossip. Unfortunately, not everyone plays nice when this process is carried out as the Bible requires. Sometimes they get mad. They refuse to follow the biblically prescribed steps, and they rebel against the authority […]
Listen as Pastor Matt explains how Col. 2:11-12 proves that Baptism is not the New Testament counterpart of Old Testament Circumcision. We lose a lot when we misunderstand the nature of the New Covenant and the role of the Church in pursuing regenerate church membership. A pure church is a powerful church! May we minister […]
Jesus says Christians are ‘the salt of the earth.’ What does that mean? And how can salt lose its flavor? Is this text suggesting that a Christian can lose his or her salvation? Absolutely not! Listen as Pastor Matt explains this familiar, yet often mishandled, text.
Open communion, close communion, closed communion; we’ve heard so many arguments, but what do the Scriptures say? Listen as Pastor Matt leads a dialogue designed to prepare the hearts of the saints at Maynardville Fellowship to FINALLY partake of the table as we receive members for the first time since being sent out from Basswood […]
Last week Pastor Matt made a case for church discipline, and briefly connected church discipline to the Lord’s Supper. But how can that be? What role does the church play in deciding whether or not an individual takes communion? Doesn’t the bible simply say that a man should examine himself (I Corinthians 11:28)? Follow along […]
You have probably heard of church discipline, but doesn’t it seem harsh and mean spirited; perhaps even self-righteous and pharisaical? Isn’t everyone a sinner? Who is to say that one person’s sin is worse than another’s? But the question must be, is church discipline biblical? If it is, then, how is it not self righteous […]