The Why Series - Why Do Churches of Christ Place Limitations on the Role of Women?

Written by Kyle Rye on . Posted in Pulpit Minster

BCOCbibleWomanAnother distinctive characteristic of the Churches of Christ is the absence of women in leadership roles in relation to the worship assembly or church governance. Is such a practice an act of discrimination or is there a biblical precedence for it?

The absence of women in speaking or leadership roles in congregations associated with the Churches of Christ is not the result of gender discrimination but the result of adherence to God’s Word. Scripture places limitations on the roles of women. Two specific divinely inspired statements are worth noting.

THE WHY SERIES - Why Does the Church of Christ Lack Musical Instruments in Their Worship Services?

Written by Kyle Rye on . Posted in Pulpit Minster

singingBCOCOne of the most distinctive characteristics of the Churches of Christ is the absence of musical instruments in their worship service. Since the New Testament nowhere explicitly condemns the use of musical instruments in the worship assembly then why do these congregations refrain from using them?

The issue of whether or not musical instruments should be used in the worship assembly of the church ultimately is an authority issue. In other words, we must ask, “Did God authorize the use of musical instruments in the worship assembly?” If the answer is yes then they are clearly acceptable but if the answer is no then we must be willing to acknowledge that the use of musical instruments in worship did not originate with God.

The Why Series - Why Do Churches of Christ Observe the Lord’s Supper Every Sunday?

Written by Kyle Rye on . Posted in Pulpit Minster

Lords-SupperWhile every religious body associated with Christianity observes the Lord’s Supper in some fashion, the congregations associate with the Churches of Christ are considered unique for observing this memorial every Sunday. But does the frequency with which a congregation observes the Lord’s Supper really matter? To answer this question let us explore what the Bible has to say about the Lord’s Supper.

What is the Lord’s Supper?

“LOOPHOLE HUNTERS: RELATIONSHIPS-PART ONE”

Written by Jeremy Pate on . Posted in Youth Minister

Loophole-Hunters-LogoIn this series, we are taking a look at some of the ways in which we, as Christians, hunt for loopholes in God’s Word. “Loophole Hunting” is when we take a clearly communicated command from God – one that was intended to be taken into the depths of our hearts and to change our lives - and we find a “technicality.” This technicality, in our minds, gives us permission to either lessen the impact of the command or, in some cases, disregard it entirely.