Growing in grace. That’s what 2 Peter is all about. Here’s why you should preach through it.
Divorcing ecclesiology from missiology has produced bad fruit. But there is hope. Scripture provides clear directions on how to move forward.
Editor’s note: The following memo was written by an elder of a mid-Atlantic church to his fellow elders. The author, formerly a law clerk for a Supreme Court justice, presently works as an attorney and has graciously agreed to let us reprint it here. * * * * * To: The Elders Re: […]
A few different pastors offer a few different perspectives on what to do when the government tells churches they can’t sing.
Even in the most difficult times, God is at work.
Christian, you and I can “download” biblical truths virtually. Wonderful. Yet we cannot feel and experience and witness those truths becoming enfleshed in the family of God.
According to the Westminster Divines, church size depends on at least three things.
Pastors, here’s my advice no matter who wins or loses: don’t demonize anyone, but show honor to everyone.
If you want the church to feel like a family, commit to formal church membership.
Time and circumstances may require that our venues and our tasks are altered. But as long as we’ve been granted the ability to serve, we must strive to fulfill the ministry to which God has called us, equipped us, and employed us for his glory.
If you want to help your people prepare for our rapidly secularizing and increasingly hostile culture, preach through 1 Peter.
The way that leads to trouble often seems harmless and at times helpful. The book of James brings sinners back from the By-Path Meadows of sin to the narrow way of Christ that leads to life (Matt. 7:13–14)
When I refer to the ethics of voting, I mean I’m interested in what makes a vote sinful or permissible. I’m not asking what makes a vote good or wise.
How do we pastor a congregation with conflicting sets of political certainties? How do we maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3) without compromising what’s true?
We must defend Christian liberty without falling into relativistic complacency. But when we hastily conflate all our conclusions with all God’s commands, we endanger our own consciences and those of our brothers and sisters.