• Called from Every Vocation

    1 Corinthians 7:17–24

    Some people work their whole lives in one vocation, while others experience a change of call during their lifetimes. The important thing to remember is that wherever we labor, we can labor for the glory of God and the good ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Parents and Children

    Ephesians 6:1–4

    If children do not know the rules of the household and are disciplined for breaking them, they will understandably resent their parents and be provoked to anger. Thus, parents should strive to clearly communicate their expectations and make sure that ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Wives

    Ephesians 5:22–24

    Wives are not called to submit to perfect husbands, for no sinner can be a perfect husband. Instead, wives are to submit to the lawful leadership of their husbands even when their husbands lead imperfectly. This does not mean submitting ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Husbands

    Ephesians 5:25–33

    Husbands must love their wives as Christ loves the church, which means they must be willing to die for their wives. The husband’s willingness to die for his wife may take the form of actual, physical death wherein the husband ...Read More

  • Lay Duties: Teaching, Admonishment, and Thanks

    Colossians 3:16–17

    Giving thanks in all things does not mean pretending that evil events are inherently good things. Instead, giving thanks in all things means showing gratitude to God for His sustenance and His work of sanctifying us in both the good ...Read More

  • Lay Duties: Obedience

    Hebrews 13:17

    It is easy to gripe and complain about our church leaders, but it is much harder to submit to them as God calls us to do. But as we see in today’s passage, the Lord calls us to submit to ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Deacon

    1 Timothy 3:8–13

    Deacons play a vital role in making sure that those with material difficulties have their basic needs met. But they cannot do this without the support of the entire congregation. Therefore, it is essential that we support the deacons, as ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Elder

    1 Timothy 3:1–7

    Elders are God’s gift to the church to teach us the Word of God, exercise church discipline, and make decisions for the good of the Lord’s people. God has placed them in authority over us, and we are bound to ...Read More

  • New Covenant Ordained Ministry

    1 Peter 5:1–3

    The calling to be an elder or a deacon is a high one indeed, but it does not invalidate or make insignificant the callings of those who are not appointed to those offices. If we think we cannot engage in ...Read More

  • God’s Royal Priesthood

    1 Peter 2:9

    God has established innumerable callings in which we can serve Him and our neighbor. As priests of God, what we do for Him has spiritual value, and in Christ we all have direct access to Him. No matter what you ...Read More

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