Surely you’ve heard someone ask, “But pastor, why should I be baptized?” In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Bobby Jamieson about that important question.
The Lord’s Supper is an appetizer for the feast that will commence on the day when Christ reunites heaven and earth.
Discipleship in the Church Discipleship was one of the central themes of Jesus’ teaching, yet it is not a major emphasis today for many churches. This short study guide explores the Bible’s teaching on discipleship, and covers such topics as the need for discipleship, the demands of discipleship, and the enemy of discipleship. With discussion […]
Church Discipline While church discipline is never easy, it is sometimes a necessary, albeit painful, part of the Christian life. This helpful study guide tackles the difficult topic in six chapters designed to focus discussion on the interpretation and application of biblical texts. Participants will discover the role of church discipline and learn how to […]
Church Leadership Because it can be abused, leadership is a risky business—both for those in it and those under it. But God has good plans for leadership within the church. This study explores God’s plans for authority by focusing on God’s revelation of himself as shepherd, and how God calls leaders to image him. The […]
Church Membership This study answers the question: Why join a church? By seeing the scriptural reasoning for becoming a church member, participants will also learn what it looks like to be a healthy member of the body and how to serve in their local congregation.
The Church Only right theology can lead to right worship and right obedience. Every church should strive to believe, confess and live in light of a truly biblical theology and sound doctrine. This study looks at why biblical theology is important, and then shows participants how biblical theology can fuel their love, holiness, worship, witness, […]
Biblical Theology Only right theology can lead to right worship and right obedience. Every church should strive to believe, confess and live in light of a truly biblical theology and sound doctrine. This study looks at why biblical theology is important, and then shows participants how biblical theology can fuel their love, holiness, worship, witness, […]
Conversion There is great hope in God’s power to change, and everyone needs to be changed. This study explores what God does when he saves someone, answering questions such as: What is the change we need? How does conversion happen? What are the fruits of salvation? Participants will gain a biblical understanding of conversion and […]
Expositional Preaching Expositional preaching gives life and health to the church. It shapes, forms, and reforms the church, and it reveals the character of God. Participants will learn to understand their joyful responsibility in sitting under a pastor’s teaching, and pastors will be encouraged to preach expositionally—from the Bible!
The Gospel A healthy church is a church in which every member—young and old, mature and immature—unites around the wonderful good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. Toward that end, this study pays close attention to the gospel as defined in Romans 1–4. Participants will learn the Bible’s teaching on God, man, Christ, and our […]
Evangelism The Bible calls all Christians to share the good news about Jesus’s death and resurrection with those who don’t believe in Christ. Yet this task can often seem daunting. This study helps participants have the right perspectives on evangelism and shows them how to share the good news with others.
Perseverance is a drum pastors can always afford to beat, especially during a pandemic. And Hebrews tells us how to persevere: look to Christ who persevered before us, and for us.
When—if ever—is it okay to disobey the authorities God has placed over us? Don’t we have a God-given right to gather, even during COVID-19?