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Life in the body of Christ : privileges and responsibilities in the local church

Author: Curtis C Thomas
Publisher: Cape Coral, Fla. : Founders Press, ©2006.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis C Thomas
ISBN: 0971336180 9780971336186
OCLC Number: 80747255
Description: iv, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Personal responsibilities --
Our first responsibility --
Our second responsibility --
Personal Bible study --
Family worship --
Guarding our minds --
Attitude: A most important ingredient --
Be a Barnabas, an encourager --
Prayer: Private and public --
Church finances: Our part --
Friendship with the world --
Trust: Always the starting point --
Our work matters to God --
Punctuality: A matter of our word --
Building a private library --
Perseverance: Keep on keeping on --
II. Joining a body --
The church: Universal & local --
Just how important is the church? --
Joining a church --
Baptism: Its subjects and mode --
The Lord's Supper: Its meaning and observance --
III. The body at work --
The church --
a body --
Volunteerism --
or responsibility? --
Ministry! I thought that was the pastor's duty --
Counseling one another --
Church discipline: A biblical responsibility --
Heresy: I must remain on guard --
Home Bible studies and cell groups --
Missions, missionaries, mission trips --
Section IV: The leadership of the body --
Choosing a pastor --
Approaching church leadership --
Ways to discourage your pastor --
How to listen to a sermon --
That sermon was weak: How should I react? --
Realistic expectations of your pastor --
What if your pastor falls? --
Dismissing your pastor --
Deacons: Honored servants --
V. Gifts and ministries in the body --
Assessing your spiritual gifts --
The many "one anothers" of the New Testament --
Every member is a minister --
Greeters: The first impression --
Chairing a church committee --
Your home: A hospitality center --
Preparing for a leadership role --
VI. Problems in the body --
Unity and diversity --
Church problems: Be part of the solution --
Our church is weak --
Should I confront my fellow member? --
Our tongues can help destroy a work of God --
When and how to leave a church --
VII. Miscellaneous --
Interpreting God's Word --
Just what can a woman do in the church? --
Miscellaneous questions, problems and concerns --
Conclusion: Dying to self.
Other Titles: Life in the body
Responsibility: Curtis C. Thomas.

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