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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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Why a Sermon Series on the Gospel of Luke?

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On Friday we will begin a new sermon series on The Gospel of Luke. The subtitle of this series is ‘The Mission of Jesus’. Preaching through Luke will help us see how the story of Jesus fulfils the Mission of God to bring salvation to the whole world. Read further to see 4 ways this series will help us as a church......

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Cherish or Perish!

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Whether we live in the labour camps or in the suburbs, Jesus came for us. Thank God for Jesus Christ! Thank God, Jesus came to save us from our sins! Sin is the enemy, sin is the reason for all our problems. We live in a broken corrupt world, where misery, sadness and heartache are very much part of our lives. But we live with hope, because Jesus came to set the captives f...

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Consider One Another

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“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24...

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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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Assurance!

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Since the Bible warns that many are deceived about this crucial matter, the assurance of our salvation is a subject that we need to get biblically correct. How can we know for sure that we are saved?...

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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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