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The church as God’s family

“The Scriptures command us as God’s family to encourage and build up one another, instruct one another, teach and admonish one another, prompt one another toward love and good deeds, serving one another in love. We teach people how to relate to each other in

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Great advice on small groups

This is great advice from John Burke in No Perfect People Allowed: Creating a Come-as-You-Are Culture in the Church: “What I’ve found in the past twenty years of leading small groups is this: if you help people feel at ease and enjoy being together, opening

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Clement of Alexandria on money

In Henry Chadwick’s history The Early Church and there are some absolute gems which you’d do well to read for your reflection, edification and application. Clement of Alexandria wrote a ‘special discourse on to help Christians puzzled about the right use of their money and troubled by

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The early church: unbelievably generous

In Henry Chadwick’s history The Early Church there are some absolute gems which I’ll post for your reflection, edification and application. Chadwick writes that in the 2nd century AD a ‘vivid and cruel portrait [of the church] was painted by the pagan satirist Lucian of Samosata (c.170)’