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God’s Leaders in the Church: The FEEDING Functions of a Pastor

Monday, November 5th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: The FEEDING Functions of a Pastor
From our summer study of “God’s Leaders in the Church,” we looked at two areas of pastoral responsibility: leading and feeding. In this study, we examine 12 biblical leading responsibilities assigned to pastors.

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God’s Leaders in the Church: The LEADING Functions of a Pastor

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: The LEADING Functions of a Pastor
From our summer study of “God’s Leaders in the Church,” we looked at two areas of pastoral responsibility: leading and feeding. In this study, we examine 15 biblical leading responsibilities assigned to pastors.

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God’s Leaders in the Church: What Is a Bishop?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: What Is a Bishop?
We begin a topical series for our combined Wednesday evening study sessions. In this first study, we examine the title of “bishop,” its meaning, and the two other words that relate to the same position. We also briefly look at why the three terms – bishop/overseer, pastor/shepherd, and elder are all terms that identify the same leadership position in the church.

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God Addresses a Woman’s Honor and Her Focus (1 Timothy 5:1-16)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

God Addresses a Woman’s Honor and Her Focus (1 Timothy 5:1-16)

Womanhood is something very special to God. 1 Timothy 5:1-16 could be said to the “Proverbs 31” of the New Testament. God gives instructions on how women are to be honored as mothers. He gives almost rapid-fire commands on caring for aged women, both who have family and those who do not. Some are to be taken “into the number” as supported staff by the church. Paul gives a list of qualifiers that a woman is to meet which includes age and activity. Those too young are to marry, bear children, and manage the home. God’s most eternal plans for a woman center around her home-based ministry.

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Bible Quiz #3: 16 Questions from Genesis 3:9-14

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Here are the 16 questions we will answer from Genesis 3:9-14 for this quiz:

  1. What is the possible significance of the serpent going to the woman rather than the man? (or going to both as a couple) (v.1)
  2. As a reminder, to whom was the command regarding the tree directly given? (2:16-17)
  3. When does the Bible indicate when God told Eve of the fruit-eating prohibition?
  4. On what basis/authority did the woman make her decision to eat the fruit?
  5. What does v. 13 and 1 Tim 2:14 clarify about the woman’s choice?
  6. How might this relate to the person God commanded regarding fruit-eating?
  7. What did the woman do once she ate of the fruit?
  8. Was there any discussion regarding the fruit before Adam ate of it?
  9. At what point were the eyes of “them” open? (When does “then” refer to?)
  10. What was the immediate evidence of their eyes being opened?
  11. What was their first response to their plight?
  12. How did disobedience change the relationship of the couple to God?
  13. Whom did God address when the man and woman were not present?
  14. Who responded to the question?
  15. Instead of responding, “Here I am,” how did Adam respond?
  16. How did disobedience change the relationship of the couple to each other?

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The Compensation of a Pastor (1 Timothy 5:17-18)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

What does sthe Bible teach about caring for pastors financially? Are all pastors to be paid? What criteria are to be considered? The Bible addresses these very questions i 1 Timothy 5:17-18.

The Biblical Maturity Traits Required of Potential Pastors (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

We review the spiritual maturity traits required of men prior to them being selected to serve as pastors. These traits also reflect what God desires in Christians and what He expects them to become.

Devilish Dangers for Potential Pastors – Part 2 (1 Timothy 3:7)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

A poor outward testimony can ruin a person’s ministry, defame a church’s impact, and harm the message of the Truth. That’s why a man MUST have a good public testimony before becoming a pastor.

Devilish Dangers for Potential Pastors – Part 1 (1 Timothy 3:6)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

One major danger for pastors is PRIDE. Younger men are prone to this. Therefore, pastors should be older, seasoned men.

Home Leadership Requirements (1 Timothy 3:4-5)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The home is a small scale example of what a church is on a larger scale. A man has to succeed in his home before he can attempt something larger.