Pastoral Envy

The tenth commandment reads as follows: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s” (Exodus 20:17). This is simple enough to understand – don’t envy your neighbor for what God has given him – but it can be hard … Continue reading Pastoral Envy

Understanding Church Membership

Church members are Christians. Church members help other members persevere in the faith. “But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called today, that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” (Hebrews 3:13) Church members help each other be fruitful. “And let us consider how to stir one another to love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:24) Church members … Continue reading Understanding Church Membership