The Lord’s Day

Is there a biblical basis for meeting on Sunday rather than Saturday or some other Day? It has always been assumed, regardless of whether a church is Orthodox, Catholic, or Protestant, that the official day of meeting is Sunday.  While there may also be other days...

Small Relational Churches

First-century Christians gathered almost exclusively in private homes. God used these house churches to turn the Roman world upside down. Could He use small congregations today as strategically as He did early house churches? Small churches that do the types of things...

Ten Reasons For Small Churches

Anglican evangelist David Watson observed that “For the first two centuries, the church met in small groups in the homes of its members, apart from special gatherings in public lecture halls or market places, where people could come together in much larger numbers....

Interpreting 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35 (Part 2)

Continued from Part One A Different Interpretation One must be careful in this debate to not lose sight of a more fundamental issue.  Many brothers who apply 1 Corinthians 14:33b-34 in ways other than I do still hold to a divinely created gender distinction.  They...

Interpreting 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35 (Part 1)

If you ever wish to see a gathering of Evangelifish gnash their teeth and rend their garments as in olden times, all you need do is stand before them and quote with enthusiasm the biblical text, “women should remain silent in the churches.”  Correctly applying this...

Timeless Apostolic Traditions

Why should doing church the first-century way matter to you? Significant strengthening and enrichment await your fellowship through adopting the example given to us in the New Testament by the early church. In view of the unique relationship between Jesus and His...