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 […]
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A few weeks ago we looked at the Model Prayer, or the Lord’s prayer, as a prayer for the Kingdom. We pick up Matthew 6:9-11 and look at Jesus’ admonition that His disciples pray for bread. Later in the same chapter in verse 31 He instructs His people not to be anxious about such things. […]
What does it mean to be the Church? Does being part of a Church really matter? What if I told you that it not only matters; it is one of the most important things about you? It is. Please walk with me through the Scriptures to see how holy communion in the context of biblical […]
Before we take communion we want to have a biblical understanding of communion.When we think of bread we think of physical food that can sustain our physical lives. When the Bible mentions bread it sometimes carries that meaning, but it often has a much more profound spiritual meaning. This spiritual meaning will not only sustain […]