Tit 1:5-9. Why does it seem that many Christians have have bad experiences with leadership and authority in churches? How can it be that leaders, who are supposed to be serving, feeding, and nurturing the flock, end up being instruments of harm? Why are the sheep wounded by the shepherds? Jesus taught his disciples the […]
Luke 6:1-19. The Pharisees turned a day of rest into the most burdensome day of the week. May God keep us from becoming like Pharisees with how we think about the Christianity, externals and other people!
1 Thes 2:1-20. In reflecting on the ministry they’d had in Thessaloniki, Paul lays out many characteristics of heart and attitude that should be evident in church ministry. Are you in it for the right reasons? Is it an occupation or a vocation? Do you truly love and care for the flock? May God search […]
What should the leadership structure of a local church look like? What is the difference between the different terms used for leaders in The New Testament? What are the criteria for choosing leaders in the church? What are the characteristics of a good pastor? These questions, and many more, are answered in this all-important teaching […]
Nehemiah 13:1-31. Christians must learn how to “shut the gates” on temptation, compromise and the enemy. Rather than set ourselves up for failure, we must plan for victory. This doesn’t happen by accident but by giving no place to the devil, resisting evil, making no provision for the flesh or by “shutting the gates”