Archive for October, 2013

Timeline of Truth – God Calls Moses to Lead – Part 1 (Exodus 3:1-22)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

God lets Moses learn to shepherd for FORTY YEARS. Then God stops by and gets Moses’ attention by means of a burning bush. God tells Moses, who at one time was eager to lead, that Moses was to lead Israel out of Egypt. Moses has other thoughts, and thinks God should find someone else.

Pastors: Here to Equip Me to Serve (Ephesians 4:11-16)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

God has put us here, not to be entertained or to be made comfortable, but to serve. God has given pastors to equip us to do just that.

Timeline of Truth – Moses Flees to Midian (Exodus 2:11-25)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Moses, one trained in all the wisdom of Egypt, tries to lead Israel in his own way. It didn’t work, and he flees for his life.

Understanding Our Position: Submission and Humility (1 Peter 5:5-7)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

More from pastoral apprentice Ethan Long in the realm of leadership, following, and submission.

Timeline of Truth – Israel Multiplies; Moses Is Born (Exodus 1:1 – 2:10)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

From the end of Genesis, we jump decades ahead to a time when a different dynasty reigns in Egypt, and enslaves the descendents of Jacob. God foretold this in Genesis 15, and begins to carry out His plan to deliver His people over many difficult years.

Suffering Is a Part of Life – A Shepherd Can Lead Us Through It (1 Peter 5:1-4)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long explains the responsibilities of pastors in light of how they impact the flock.

Timeline of Truth – Review of Genesis (Genesis 1-50)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

We take a look back at the book of Genesis, its timeline, and significance.

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.

Timeline of Truth – Jacob Is Buried; Joseph Dies (Genesis 50)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Genesis ends with the deaths of Jacob and Joseph. It also ends with the confidence of the descendents of Jacob returning to the Promised Land one day.

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.