Totally Loving My Tiny Church

By David Servant

You have, perhaps, heard of the “tiny house movement.” If you haven’t, a quick search on the internet for “tiny house” will yield about 55 million results. One could say that tiny houses are quite big these days.

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The folks who are living in tiny houses seem to love them, elated over the benefits of simplified living. They speak of how nice it is to live in just a few hundred square feet of space and being free of debt, clutter, major maintenance and so on.

Of course, as much as those of us in the “not-so-tiny-house movement” (still the majority) might admire tiny-house enthusiasts, we can think of a few disadvantages to tiny houses. Like “you can’t have any kids,” and “it’s kind of nice to live in more than one room,” and “forget about having friends come for dinner during inclement weather,” or “can’t let visitors stay overnight.”

In any case, there are definitely “different strokes for different folks.” And although I’m an unlikely candidate for scaling down into a tiny house, I have surprised myself by scaling down into a tiny church (which meets in my not-so-tiny house).

What Is a Disciple-Making Movement?

A Little Lesson

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We know that Jesus wants us to make disciples. He told His disciples, “Go make disciples. Teach them to obey all that I’ve commanded you.” Therefore, one of the things that Jesus’ disciples taught their disciples was to go make disciples, teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded. It’s a generational discipleship commandment. Every Christian should be involved in the making of disciples, which of course starts with sharing the gospel and leading people to Christ and then helping them grow in Christ.

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Are Amish People Born Again?

A Little Lesson

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If you’re a regular viewer of Little Lessons, you may be thinking that you’ve already seen this particular episode. That’s because I did record a Little Lesson with a similar title not long ago. But I’m a little dissatisfied with the answer that I gave to that question at the time, so I wanted to revisit this subject.

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What About the Rapture? Are There Two Comings of Jesus?

A Little Lesson

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Over the last couple of lessons we talked about near-death experiences. And perhaps related to that is a question that has been posed by another one of our beloved viewers about the rapture. Specifically, he’s questioning whether or not the common understanding of the rapture within the American church is biblically accurate. I would have to say that, in my understanding, there is a lot of misunderstanding about the coming of Jesus Christ and the rapture of the church.

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Shunning: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By David Servant

Shunning another human being may seem like an archaic practice in our day of inclusivity and tolerance. Shunning is, however, an undeniably biblical concept. Jesus instructed His disciples:

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If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector (Matt. 18:15-17; emphasis added).