Communion, membership and the reality of fellowship

Just before I became pastor of Oldham Bethel Church, I was careful to try and outline some of things I intended to do. My goal

The importance of church discipline

Tomorrow, I will outline why close communion makes most sense of what we are doing in the Lord’s Supper. Restricting communion is one of the

Make your membership count for something

When I first started as minister of our church it is safe to say baptism, membership, communion and church service bore no real relationship to

From Mother’s Day to Lord’s Day

So, I have an admission to make: I forgot it was mother’s day this year. I had posted my mother’s present and card off early

Communion must be about more than your personal relationship with Christ

Whenever talk of communion rears its head, particularly discussion of close v open tables, several questions need to be answered. The problem with many approaches

The Lord’s Supper constitutes a church

When a believer comes to faith, they join the universal church. But what creates a local church? If we (rightly) do not call a couple

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