How we treat the church is how we treat Christ

Jesus words to Saul/Paul in Acts 9, and repeated again in Acts 22 and Acts 26, are evidently important because Luke records them three times.

What does committing to the local church mean?

Most people recognise that joining a local church means committing to it in some way. But what does it mean in practice to commit to

You’ve been called when you’ve been commissioned by the local church

This last Sunday we were looking at the beginning of Acts 13. You can hear the whole sermon here. One of the things we considered

How does the church help with my assurance?

In our church membership document, the word assurance comes a number of times. Here are some of the pertinent sections on how the church helps

3 baptisms creating 3 members; 2 members welcomed without a baptism. What was going on?

Yesterday, we baptised and welcomed into membership 3 Iranian people: Hannah, Mohammad and Ahmad. We also welcomed into membership two British people: Rachel and Natalie.

What I was and wasn’t saying about mission agencies

Yesterday, I posted an article on the primacy of churches in the work of mission and emphasised the role of the local church in the