• 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

  • Hope-Shaped Living

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  • 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

  • Christ Our Mediator

    1 Timothy 2:5–6

    In His vocation as the Mediator, Christ not only sacrifices Himself to God, but He also “lives to make intercession” for us (Heb. 7:25). Christ prays for His people according to the perfect will of God, which means that we ...Read More

  • The Old Covenant Priesthood

    Leviticus 8

    Today we have no earthly priests to stand between us and the Lord. That does not mean the instructions for the old covenant priesthood are of no value to us, however. These instructions help us understand the work of Christ ...Read More

  • Our Highest Calling

    Isaiah 52:7

    The highest calling that any of us will ever have is to be a witness to the gospel. Some of us are called to witness to the gospel full time as ordained preachers and teachers of God’s Word. Others of ...Read More

  • Novelty in Preaching

    Acts 17:16–34

    So often we think it takes courage to say something new. In our day, however, the truly courageous stand for what is true, regardless of its age. May we have the courage to proclaim the old truths of God’s Word ...Read More

  • The Arts and the Worship Space

    2 Chronicles 5:1

    Some professing Christians neglect public worship, saying that they can worship God anywhere, even while sitting on the beach. While it is true that God can be worshiped anywhere, we are not to neglect the corporate worship of God’s people. ...Read More

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