Monthly Archives: March 2015

Episode Forty-Seven: One-Another-ing

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Today, Gavin and Tom review a recent article from National Public Radio’s All Things Considered that features the rise of house churches in America. You can hear the four minute audio by clicking here:

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/22/388197710/house-churches-swap-steeples-for-sofas-and-say-theyve-never-been-closer

That discussion leads into a conversation about the “One-Another” scriptures. Jesus makes it clear that how we treat one another is a strong indicator of our spiritual health. Is it easier or harder to love one another in a simple church?

Here are some of the “one-another” verses:

Love One Another                                                John 13:24-35

Be devoted to one another                                    Romans 12:10

Be of one mind toward one another                      Romans 12:16

Accept one another                                               Romans 15:7

Forgive one another                                              Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another                                          Ephesians 4:32

Submit to each other                                             Ephesians 5:21

Serve one another                                                  Galatians 5:13

Regard others more important than self               Philippians 2:3

Encourage one another                                          1 Thessalonians 5:11

Confess your sins to one another                         James 5:16

Be hospitable to one another                                1 Peter 4:9

Admonish one another                                          Romans 15:14

Teach one another                                                 Colossians 3:16

Be at Peace with one another                                Mark 9:50

Stop Passing Judgment on one another                Rom. 14:13

Stop quarreling with each other                            Gal. 5:15

Do not slander one another                                   James 4:11

 

To see more, go to Gavin’s blog:

http://simplechurchalliance.faclex.com/blog/2012/11/16/why-not-one-another-each-other/

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Episode Forty Six: Help! I’m Trapped in a Ministry I Don’t Like, Part Two

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What happens if a person finds himself or herself trapped in a ministerial vocation that just doesn’t seem like a good fit, or is leading that person to ministry burnout? Is the simple church the answer? Maybe. Maybe not. Today Tom and Gavin discuss transitioning from a paid church ministry job into a simpler form of ministry. First, a huge caveat: WE ARE NOT ENCOURAGING ANYONE IN MINISTRY TO LEAVE THEIR POSITION!
This is part two of a two part series.