NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH (36)
The basis for growth is faithfulness. This lesson reviews the Restoration principles that first led to the church's tremendous growth in the past.
Prime 55m Class
Restoring the New Testament Church
The witness of Mike Mazzalongo and the many lessons we can learn from it. Follow his Spiritual Journey towards finding a true Biblical church.
In this lesson, Mike answers the most asked questions about the Churches of Christ and how it is different from other churches claiming Jesus as Lord.
Prime 35m Class
This lesson examines the various theories put forth to explain the identity of the "Man of Lawlessness" Paul refers to in this epistle. (II Thessalonians 2:1-10)
Luke describes Paul's final journey as a free man working primarily in Ephesus establishing the church that would eventually spread the gospel throughout Asia Minor. (Acts 18:23-21:14)
In this lesson, Mike continues to answers the most asked questions about the Churches of Christ and how it is different from other churches claiming Jesus as Lord.
A review of C.A. Schwartz's book "Natural Church Development" and its application to the New Testament ministry system being studied from Acts chapter 2 in this seminar.
Prime 55m Class
In this lesson, Paul outlines the actual order of events that will take place when Jesus returns. (I Thessalonians 4:13-5:3)
Prime 36m Class
The church is the physical presence of Jesus Christ in the world today. In this lesson we will examine the New Testament in order to determine what the inspired text says the church should be like and how it should function.
Prime 36m Class
Mike deals with the often-used arguments against the necessity of regular worship and the importance of a proper biblical baptism.
Church growth is tied to church leadership. In this introductory lesson, the various Biblical roles of leadership are identified and compared to one another.
Prime 32m Class
In this lesson, Paul explains what is the proper use and purpose for the spiritual gifts they have received including the gift of preaching (prophecy). (I Corinthians 14:1-4)
Prime 41m Class
John gives us a view of the inner workings of a first-century church as he mediates a dispute among three men over the issue of hospitality and its role in the life of the early church. (III John)
Prime 38m Class
God's power is revealed and experienced in His Word. This lesson outlines seven of these specific powers. (Jeremiah 23:29)
Mike looks at the practice of tithing and the reasons why this approach to collecting money for the church is no longer imposed on the faithful.
Prime 27m Class
This lesson examines the Biblical model for church leadership and how these leaders are to relate to the congregation.
Prime 39m Class
In this sermon, Mike reviews the various ways that the church has dealt with the pressure of contemporary culture, and how it can maintain the culture of Christ as an ever-present response to the forces of cultural change in every generation. (Romans 12:1-2)
In this lesson, Mike answers questions regarding the Biblical pattern for church organization and function, and how this is different from the structure of many churches in the modern era.
Prime 45m Class
In this sermon, Mike briefly reviews the major belief systems of Western Civilization throughout history and how the acceptance or rejection of God in each of these has impacted society.
This final lesson will review the Biblical foundation and historical record that establish vocal singing as the Spirit ordained manner of musical praise in public worship.
Prime 31m Class
An in-depth study of Acts chapter 2 where Luke clearly explains the Biblical ministry system and how ministry and growth are interrelated.
In this lesson, Mike reviews the system of ministry established by the Apostles in the early church and how it can be adapted for modern church use. (Acts 2:1-47)
This lesson compares the many modern views of the minister to the Biblical description of the role, qualifications and work of a local evangelist.
Prime 37m Class
This lesson argues for the idea that the New Testament has a specific plan for organizing and growing a local congregation. (Acts 2)
This lesson examines not only the work done by Elders but provides a systematic way of gathering this and other information about various topics in the New Testament.
Prime 35m Class
In this lesson, we learn that God wants the very same thing from us today as He required from the Jews who wandered in the desert during the time of Moses.
One of Christianity's main features is it's exclusivity. This lesson will examine several non-negotiable demands that contribute to its exclusive nature.
In this lesson we examine the engine of our faith and how it powers all that we do and hope to do in Christ.
Finding the balance between the Biblical pattern for public worship and the on-going changes in culture and technology. (Acts 17:10-12)
Every generation finds a way to distinguish itself from the previous one, whether it's by social custom, new philosophies or advancing technology.
Why Does the Church of Christ Sing?
This lesson will review the Biblical foundation and historical record that establish vocal singing as the Spirit ordained manner of musical praise in public worship.
Setting Our Spiritual Goals
This lesson looks at the goals that the church, which meets inside the building, should have.
Evangelizing the Postmodern Generation
We are all called to follow Christ in every generation. It is the responsibility of one generation to teach and evangelize the next generation to carry on the mission.
The Deacon of Blame
I've often said that the church should appoint a deacon in charge of blame - the deacon of blame. That way when anything ever goes wrong, or something doesn't get done, this deacon's only job would be to accept the blame for it.