Chitwood, Arlen L. – By Faith

By Faith
By Arlen Chitwood

Introduction
I. Abel — The Blood Sacrifice
II. Enoch — Translated into Heaven
III. Noah — Through the Flood
IV. Abraham — Beyond the Flood
V. Abraham — From Ur to Canaan
VI. Abraham — Canaan and the Jordan Plain
VII. Abraham — Flesh and spirit
VIII. Abraham — The Offering of Isaac
IX. Isaac — The Rights of Primogeniture
X. Jacob — Heavenly and Earthly Blessings
XI. Joseph — The Resurrection of Israel
XII. Moses — The Restoration of Israel
XIII. Jericho — Destruction of Gentile World Power
XIV. Rahab — The Salvation of Gentiles
XV. Gideon, Barak, Samson, et al. — A Good Report
Conclusion


Getting People to faithfully integrate in the Church
is an article on how to get people to participate in your church. This article links to more articles dealing with these issues.
Topics: So we should start with the reason as far as why a Christian should congregate. | A. Why people come to church | The Wrong Reasons for Coming to Church | (1) Because somebody makes me go to church | (2) Because I want to find a Christian mate | (3) Because I want the economic benefits the church offers me | a. Christians have to renounce riches and the retaining of riches to be truly saved. | b. The value of a person's life is not in the possessions he owns. | c. Covetousness is a great sin before God. | d. Rich people hardly enter heaven. | e. Christians should seek mediocrity, neither rich nor poor. | e. Christians should seek mediocrity, neither rich nor poor. | (5) Because I want status, prestige, and power | (6) Because I want to be saved | (7) Because I want to be religious | (8) Because I want my husband/wife/children/parents to turn out right | (9) Because I was brought up in church, and it's my custom/habit | The Right Reasons for Coming to Church | (1) Because it is an evidence of true salvation. | (2) God commands me to go to church, and it should be my custom. | (3) It was the example left to us by the NT church and first century Christians. | (4) Church provides me with the opportunity to identify with Christ as my Savior. | (5) Church provides me with an opportunity to serve God by serving my brothers in Christ. | (6) Church provides me with the context to benefit from spiritually gifted ministers. | (7) Church provides me with the avenue to properly worship God. | (8) To comply with other commandments in my Christian life, I must do so in the context of church. | (9) Church facilitates the growth of my faith, the holiness of my life, and the purity of my doctrine.
Read the article: Getting People to faithfully integrate (There are several related studies in pdf downloads on this page).