The Verse That Makes Every Pastor’s Blood Run ColdReagan Rose | September 11, 2018
Imagine having to give an account for the souls of human beings. And having to give that account not to an earthly boss but to the risen Son of God Himself—your Lord and Master Jesus Christ. Well, that is exactly what every pastor is required to do according to Hebrews 13:17. It is that fearful prospect that should make our blood run cold.
Terms of ServicePhilip DeCourcy | September 4, 2018
In 2 Timothy 2:24-26, Timothy’s father in the faith, Paul, sets before him the terms of service regarding pastoral leadership. In this passage, we find the calling, character, and conduct of the true servant of God.
Stubborn Love: Reflecting the Gospel by Keeping Your Marriage CovenantTim Counts | August 28, 2018
Jesus will never leave His bride. Yet, He does more than provide a supreme example of stubborn love for His bride. Part of the good news of the gospel is that believers are given the power to act righteously. Because of Christ’s death and resurrection, we can lean into Jesus today to give us the strength to follow Him in giving His kind of covenant love to our spouse.
How Can I Know if I’m Saved?Paul Twiss | August 21, 2018
Many well-intentioned believers are often left wondering, “how can I know if I’m saved?” Although assurance of salvation is available to every believer, it is not promised. It is a complex issue and it is often absent in the Christian’s life.
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Thus Sayeth the Pastor: the Nature and Limits of Pastoral AuthorityAustin T. Duncan | May 8, 2018
In many churches today, pastoral authority has been abused and has overreached its God-given boundaries. To be a blessing to the church, leaders need a functional understanding of pastoral authority.
How to Listen to an Expository SermonReagan Rose | February 14, 2018
The reason we are inattentive listeners is that while many preachers spend years honing the craft of sermon preparation, even attending years of post-graduate schooling, the average congregant has never been taught how to listen to an expository sermon.
7 Reasons Your Church Should Take Eschatology SeriouslyMichael J. Vlach | January 9, 2018
It is concerning that some churches don’t take eschatology seriously. Not only should we be interested in prophetic events to come, we are also looking for our Savior, with whom we will spend eternity.
Did Jesus become a Sinner on the Cross?Nathan Busenitz | July 27, 2016
Did Jesus become the literal embodiment of sin, or take on a sin nature, or become a sinner when He died at Calvary? The heart of the question centers on Paul’s statement in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Slaves of ChristMichael Riccardi | June 25, 2015
At its core, the essence of the Christians can be described as slaves of Christ. The picture is not someone whose will is constantly frustrated over and against the whims of his master, but of someone whose will is lovingly and happily conformed to the Master’s will.