As it turns out, these eight excuses not to practice church discipline are actually reasons *to* practice church discipline.
It’s been said that all of life with God is expressed in the Psalms. That’s true, and your people need the comprehensive discipleship course found in this book. Our own souls need it, too.
By the end of the Old Testament, we’re left hoping for a son of God who will worship God perfectly, and who will then lead his bride in pure worship of the one true God.
While God ordains that the righteous suffer, God is not indifferent towards our pain and suffering.
Can you imagine what it’s like to go home after a leadership meeting with the knowledge that you were actually fulfilling your God-given mandate?
Esther may seem like a strange book to preach through, particularly for those who are keen to preach Christ from the Old Testament.
A simple idea for pastors to encourage their people—just like the apostle Paul.
Nehemiah has been used and abused for every kind of building project and capital campaign known to church. But the main point of Nehemiah is that in the face of opposition to the gospel, we should put our trust in God because he is unwaveringly committed to his glory and his people.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I am into Jesus, but not the church”?
What should you say to the family of a young child who wants to be baptized?
God used the book of Ezra to increase our church’s hope in Jesus. So here are four reasons you should consider preaching through it.
We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.
Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.
What if there was a book that provided us a concise review of the whole Old Testament? Well, there is—the book of Chronicles!
In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.