Appointing Bishops: Instruction From the Teachings of the Apostles

This is the 15th out of 16 Teachings of the Apostles found in what is known as the Didache, a writing that is said to have originated in the Community of Believers in Christ before Paul was sent on His journey. The Apostles could not maintain a presence in every place they visited and planted … Continue reading Appointing Bishops: Instruction From the Teachings of the Apostles

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Preparing for Worship: Didache 14

This is the 14th out of 16 Teachings of the Apostles found in what is known as the Didache, a writing that is said to have originated in the Community of Believers in Christ before Paul was sent on His journey.  This teaching of the Apostles has some difficulties. As Christians today celebrate the Lord’s … Continue reading Preparing for Worship: Didache 14

Support Your Local Pastor

Support for modern day religious leaders is monetarily. Did you know that that is NOT what God intended? Going way back to the Levites, they were not given a land inheritance of their own but received a portion to live on within the tribes and were the prophets and priests the people went to in … Continue reading Support Your Local Pastor

Welcome In The Name Of The Lord: Didache 12

Everyone has something that makes them special. No I am not going all Veggie Tales on you. When a person comes into the community we should welcome then in the name of the Lord but then what do we do?? Welcome anyone coming in the name of the Lord. Receive everyone who comes in the … Continue reading Welcome In The Name Of The Lord: Didache 12

How To Tell False From True-Didache 11

Everyone likes a guest speaker every once in a while. Some are very good, some are confusing, and sometimes the message really does not make sense. There are genuine prophets and false prophets as Jesus had warned us. How are we to recognize the false from the real, the evil intentions from the good? We … Continue reading How To Tell False From True-Didache 11

Communion Prayer of Thanksgiving Didache 10

So far on this journey we have seen things that are similar with many more differences in the conduct of the Body of Christ between the very early community and today’s church. The thanksgiving prayer for after the Lord’s Supper goes a little deeper than some of the prayers today. The Eucharist was actually the … Continue reading Communion Prayer of Thanksgiving Didache 10

Community Communion in the 1st Century Church. Didache 9

Last post, I wrote about the final table in the Lord’s Banquet. While on this earth we put what God told us to do in recognition, celebration, and supplication of the Final Sacrifice which was made through the death, resurrection, and ascension of His Son, His Living Word, into practice through the Eucharist/ Communion /Last … Continue reading Community Communion in the 1st Century Church. Didache 9

A Matter of the Heart: Fasting and Prayer according to the Teachings of the Apostles, Didache 8

When living in the Community of Believers or Body of Christ there are times that worship is done as a community and times that worship is a private matter. Worship, as we know is a many faceted thing. The Community of Believers that received this writing had basic understandings yet needed warnings and a how … Continue reading A Matter of the Heart: Fasting and Prayer according to the Teachings of the Apostles, Didache 8

Baptize in the Name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit

Jesus commanded His Disciples to “Go make Disciples of all men, Baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Teachings of the Apostles explains Baptism in a short but informative instruction. Concerning baptism, you should baptize this way: After first explaining all things, baptize in the name of the … Continue reading Baptize in the Name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit

Don’t Be Led Astray

When in our youth and even into early adulthood there are many obstacles that the Adversary can tempt people with. Believers in God have it real bad as the Adversary’s desire is to thwart God’s plan in our lives. It is this that the next portion of Lessons from the Apostles talks about. DIDACHE 6 … Continue reading Don’t Be Led Astray