Instructions Regarding the Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Paul gave the brethren in Corinth instructions regarding the Lord’s Supper while also correcting some errors about it. It is important that we are periodically reminded of topics like this one. We need to observe the Lord’s Supper properly. Instructions Were Given by the Lord (1 Corinthians 11:23) Paul received this from the […]

Question About Closed Communion

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 In the past, many churches practiced “closed communion” – offered the Lord’s Supper only to members in good standing. We sometimes have questions today about who can be served the Lord’s Supper. This lesson will consider what the New Testament says relating to this idea. Groups Under Consideration Visiting Christians (non-members) […]

Houses in Which to Eat

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22 More churches (even among brethren) are hosting meals as a function of the church. As with every question, we must strive to determine if such activities are authorized. In order to do this, let us examine what Paul had to say to the church in Corinth. Paul’s Question to the Corinthians […]

The Church Gathered Together

Togetherness is a characteristic seen in the Lord’s church throughout the book of Acts. In this lesson, we will consider these examples of the church gathering together and see what we can learn from them. Together on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1) The day of Pentecost would be the day the church of Christ […]

Bible Teaching Related to Christmas

Text: Galatians 4:9-11 December 25th is the annual observance of Christmas. For many, it is a day to mark the birth of Christ. For many others, it is a day to enjoy time with family, exchange gifts, etc. For others, it is just a day with no more significance than any other day. In this […]

Lord’s Supper Questions

Text: Matthew 26:26-29 Can We Partake of the Lord’s Supper of a Day Other Than Sunday? We know the early Christians partook on Sunday (Acts 2:42; 20:7) – no other example; nothing to imply another day Basic principle of authority – when something is specified, everything else is excluded (Hebrews 7:14) Can the Lord’s Supper […]

House Churches

Text: Philemon 1-2 What Exactly is a House Church? Generally smaller (approximately 15-25 members) Typically meet in someone’s house But there is more to the house church movement than the size & location of a congregation’s assembly Two different kinds of house churches — one is connected to a larger church, the other is independent […]