Jesus told Peter that He was giving him the ‘keys to the Kingdom of Heaven,’ and the ministry of ‘binding and loosing.’ Both endowments pertain to authoritative delineation. Keys are delineating between who is in & out, & binding & loosing is delineating between what is right & wrong. Listen as Pastor Matt shows how […]
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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