Second Timothy is relevant today because it reminds us that the gospel must first be preserved in order to be proclaimed.
You can’t (and you won’t) please everyone. But if you listen, teach, and encourage prayerful conversation, you may find that God uses this opportunity for division to strengthen the unity of your church.
Mailbag #86: Considering the Danger, Should Muslim-Background Believers Be Baptized . . . My Friends Who Want to Be Pastors Think Polity Is Boring. How Can I Help Them?By A. Menikoff, A. Duty | 07.12.2019
— Should we encourage Muslim-background believers to be baptized, even when it endangers their lives? — My friends want to be pastors. But they have no interest in polity. How can I help them see its importance?
Your membership process—whether shorter or longer—is a tool for discipleship, usually one of the first ones people come in contact with.
Mailbag #82: How to Confront Those Who Rarely Attend Church . . . How Does 1 Timothy 5:17’s “Double Honor” Apply to Non-Staff Elders?By A. Duty, J. Rinne | 04.26.2019
— How should pastors confront members or regular attenders who are mere consumers or whose attendance is inconsistent? — How do you apply 1 Timothy 5:17’s “double honor” to non-paid elders? Is it even right to use this passage when determining paid elder compensation?
Mailbag #75: Does a Wife’s Alcoholism Disqualify a Deacon? . . . Should the Qualifications of a “Youth Pastor” Be Different? . . . Responding When We Feel “Pressured” to Join a ChurchBy A. Menikoff, A. Duty, P. Tibayan | 02.22.2019
Does a Wife’s Alcoholism Disqualify a Deacon? . . . Should the Qualifications of a “Youth Pastor” Be Different? . . . Responding When We Feel “Pressured” to Join a Church
Unfortunately, many young people don’t remember a time without unlimited access to pornography.
These books help readers understand why Israel transitioned to a monarchy, how that monarchy succeeded and failed, and how that monarchy ultimately points to Jesus, who will rule one day with love and justice forever.
Older men in the church can help college men develop a God-honoring approach to dating by encouraging them to imitate godly examples, embrace biblical values, and involve the church.
How can a pastor encouarge evangelism and discipleship in the life of the local church?