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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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BIBLICAL WATERSHED ISSUES: What You Believe Matters: Revelation and Interpretation (Part 2)

Monday, November 5th, 2018

BIBLICAL WATERSHED ISSUES:  Revelation and Interpretation – 7 Watershed Views Which Determine Our Approach to God and His Word, Part 2
WATERSHED: a crucial dividing point, line, or factor (Merriam‐Webster.com) Where you come to place your belief on any these crucial doctrines as a Christian (one who believes in Jesus as Savior and seeks to follow Him) will impact and affect how you interpret and view truth, life, the home, the Church, the culture, and the future. Each view is a dividing point – a fork in the road that leads away from the opposing views and often impacts many beliefs downstream. These are not opinions, but frameworks of belief. These are embraced by ones regardless of their personal study. It is imperative to understand the reasons and arguments before making up your mind. Base your conclusions on the best Biblical reasoning possible. A key to discerning the truth is not to pursue what you want to be true, but to approach the Word of God with a teachable spirit. The Bible is not a personal smorgasbord from which we pick and choose what we want to believe.
Our first watershed topic focuses on where and how we find the truth. We look at the concepts of revelation and interpretation. These concepts include the following:
Part 1:

1 – Verbal (Every Word), Plenary Inspiration versus No or Limited Inspiration

2 – Transcendence of the Word versus Culturally Discounting the Word

3 – Literal Interpretation versus Allegorical Interpretation

4 – Dispensational Theology versus Covenant Theology

Part 2:

5 – Cessationism versus Continuationism (Charismatic Movement)

6 – Biblical Wisdom versus Mysticism

7 – Sufficiency of the Word versus Psychology

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BIBLICAL WATERSHED ISSUES: What You Believe Matters: Revelation and Interpretation (Part 1)

Monday, November 5th, 2018

BIBLICAL WATERSHED ISSUES:  Revelation and Interpretation – 7 Watershed Views Which Determine Our Approach to God and His Word, Part 1
WATERSHED: a crucial dividing point, line, or factor (Merriam‐Webster.com) Where you come to place your belief on any these crucial doctrines as a Christian (one who believes in Jesus as Savior and seeks to follow Him) will impact and affect how you interpret and view truth, life, the home, the Church, the culture, and the future. Each view is a dividing point – a fork in the road that leads away from the opposing views and often impacts many beliefs downstream. These are not opinions, but frameworks of belief. These are embraced by ones regardless of their personal study. It is imperative to understand the reasons and arguments before making up your mind. Base your conclusions on the best Biblical reasoning possible. A key to discerning the truth is not to pursue what you want to be true, but to approach the Word of God with a teachable spirit. The Bible is not a personal smorgasbord from which we pick and choose what we want to believe.
Our first watershed topic focuses on where and how we find the truth. We look at the concepts of revelation and interpretation. These concepts include the following:
Part 1:

1 – Verbal (Every Word), Plenary Inspiration versus No or Limited Inspiration

2 – Transcendence of the Word versus Culturally Discounting the Word

3 – Literal Interpretation versus Allegorical Interpretation

4 – Dispensational Theology versus Covenant Theology

Part 2:

5 – Cessationism versus Continuationism (Charismatic Movement)

6 – Biblical Wisdom versus Mysticism

7 – Sufficiency of the Word versus Psychology

MEDIA (right-click, and choose “Save As…” MP3NOTES

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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False & Faulty Faith: End Time Religious Dangers (Part 2)

Friday, March 1st, 2013

12 dangers that can influence believers to leave the path of truth. We review the first 3, and then cover the last 9.

False & Faulty Faith: End Time Religious Dangers (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

3 of 12 dangers that can influence believers to leave the path of truth.

Final Truths for Timothy – Personal Comments & Requests (2 Timothy 4:7-22)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Paul, in his last know written communication before his martyrdom, gets very personal with Timothy, giving him final instructions and requests.

Final Truths for Timothy – Charge & Commands (2 Tim 4:1-6)

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Paul holds Timothy’s feet to the fire with 9 rapid-fire commands, and reminding Timothy to Whom he must answer. These are major concerns for all pastors, and those that care about knowing and following the truth.

Seven Principles for Perilous Times (2 Tim 3:1-17)

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The Bible teaches that things will get worse. Perilous times will come. Paul gives Timothy, a leader at the church of Ephesus, seven principles to hold on to as times get tough.

Who Is This For? Applying Scripture in the Pastoral Epistles

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Stemming from a great question that was asked, we took a brief parentheses and discussed how books written to individuals (1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, & Philemon) are to be applied to us.