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Back to Church

Yesterday (7 July) the TEC, received official confirmation from the Department of Community Development that the compound in Al Mushrif has been approved to enter Phase 1 of the re-opening process. As the government begins to relax some of the restrictions from this coronavirus lockdown, churches will soon be able to go back together with some conditions. ...

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It's Just Not the Same!

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The Church gathering isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s part of what a church is. Since the lockdown, we have been mourning the loss of the “great means of grace” which we normally enjoy every Friday here in the UAE. We are trying to do everything we can to encourage and to be encouraged. We are trying to do everything we can to offer praise to our Lord and drink ...

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Defining our Church Membership

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In an individualistic and consumeristic culture, the very notion that church members bear significant responsibilities comes as a surprise to some Christians. But responsibility and church membership go hand-in-hand. This article is going to look at the Bible’s teaching on the responsibility of members to 'Define our Church’s Membership'. ...

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Protect the Gospel

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Ensuring faithfulness to the gospel isn’t the responsibility of pastors alone. Every church member is responsible to uphold and affirm the gospel. At a practical level, protecting the gospel means that church members should know and understand the gospel, and know it well. This means you must study it, understand it, be able to articulate it, and apply it....

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How to Vote for a Church Elder

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The church is a living organism, with Jesus Christ as the living Head. The key question in church government is not, “What is the mind of the members?” but, “What is the mind of Christ?” The main function of church government is to allow Christ to exercise His headship over His church. Having that view of church government results in an entirely different way of co...

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Why Church Membership Matters

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Local churches should work towards a church membership composed of those who truly believe the gospel and therefore are committed to growing in their commitment to take up their cross and follow Christ. That is easier said than done. Pastor Doug Van Meter writes about some of these challenges and how we should view church membership in light of eternity and God's glory....

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The Pulpit

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The purpose of the pulpit is to promote the Centrality and Authority of the Word of God. The pulpit is NOT the place for opinion, philosophy, secular thought, debate, business or any non-biblical event. The Pulpit is to be dedicated to the Presentation of the Whole Counsel of God ...

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Children in Church.

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It is important for the health of the church for children to be included in the corporate worship service. Adults examples will help our children fall in love with the worship of God. This above all else is what we want our children to catch - the authentic worship of God. ...

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5 Ways to Thrive in a Transient Church - by Jamie Dunlop.

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An article written By Jamie Dunlop, an associate Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, on thriving in a transient church much like ours at NLC. ...

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