• Shepherding the Flock of God

    1 Peter 5:1–5

    While some pastors are guilty of being domineering over their flocks, most are humble servants of God who need our encouragement more than anything else. Words of encouragement to godly pastors are a great way we can support our leaders. ...Read More

  • Ministry on God’s Terms

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  • 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 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

  • Preaching and the Preacher’s Task

    Acts 6:4

    Preachers can get distracted and focus on tasks other than the ministry of the Word because the congregation is looking for other things. But God’s Word tells us that the primary task of pastors is preaching and teaching, so that ...Read More

  • The Direction of Leadership

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  • Evangelists, Shepherds, and Teachers

    <p>Ephesians 4:11</p>

    Are you thankful for the evangelists, shepherds, and teachers whom God has given your church? It is easy to be critical of our leaders and teachers and to criticize them for their real or perceived failings. But God in His ...Read More

  • To Study or Not to Study

    Ecclesiastes 12:11–12

    Many people do not spend enough time studying the Word of God, but some “study” too much. That is, they continually ask questions for which they do not really want God’s answer. Our goal should not be to come to ...Read More

  • Remembering God While We Are Young

    Ecclesiastes 12:1–8

    Whether we are young or old, our lives on this side of the grave will not go on forever. A day is coming in which we will stand before our Creator, and He will reveal how we have remembered Him. ...Read More

  • The Process of Discipline

    Matthew 18:15–20

    Dr. John MacArthur writes: Church discipline “is not merely to punish the offender, or to shun him completely, but to remove him as a detrimental influence from the fellowship of the church, and then to regard him as an evangelistic ...Read More

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