As we know, the one qualification that separates elders from other roles in the church is that they be “able to teach” (1 Tim. 3:2).
Just what is “biblical counseling” anyway?
Should you use the 1689 London Confession in your church? Yes, and here’s why.
To say that Jesus is the shepherd of his flock is to say that he’s a ruler.
If systematic theology is derivative of biblical theology, then pastoral theology is derivative of systematic theology.
Why must an elder pay close attention to himself? Isn’t that selfish? No. It’s responsible.
The man who is a shepherd of God’s people must know that he is a guardian of God’s fame, a fact in which he should find tremendous confidence.
Unless Genesis 1:1 is true, then we will have problems convincing anyone that there is a problem with sin and a need for redemption.
Bad records and outdated rolls trouble any faithful pastor’s existence. Yet before you sweep things clean, consider both why and how this should be done.
Why go to all this trouble? Too many times, we had seen Satan exploit the newness or suddenness of a motion for discipline in our meetings.
Very often a new pastor will find a statement of faith like our church had—unclear at best and heretical at worst.
More ministers, and better ministers, are the great want of the Church.
Small churches are not exempt from the work of missions, nor should they want to be.
When we live as children of light, we live a persuasive lifestyle that gets the attention of the non-Christian.