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  • Take Your Time Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 8, 2014
     | 1,956 views

    To avoid appointing unqualified people to the eldership, the elders must take time to know these candidates.

    “Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. (No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.) The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the ...read more

  • Follow The Leader Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 19, 2016
     | 2,330 views

    In selecting additional shepherds (elders) for our congregation, we need to be aware of the way in which the Lord leads his people. Psalm 23 gives us insight into the compassionate leadership of Jesus.

    1. Knowing the Shepherd A famous actor was once the guest of honor at a social gathering where he received many requests to recite favorite excerpts from various literary works. An old preacher who happened to be there asked the actor to recite the twenty-third Psalm. The actor agreed on the ...read more

  • God Showing Through Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 26, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,331 views

    We often talk of the qualities or qualifications of elders from 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. However, there is a more basic qualification -- the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5.16-25). The presence of the Spirit of God is crucial to the life of God's leader.

    1. God Showing Through A little girl on the way home from church, turned to her mother and said, "Mommy, the Preacher's sermon this morning confused me." The mother said, "Oh! Why is that?" The girl replied, "Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?" "Yes, that's true," the ...read more

  • Worship Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jan 19, 2017
     | 3,120 views

    Paul tells us how we should conduct ourselves when we come together to worship. He speaks separately to men and women. The issues are different for men and women

    In 2:3&4 Paul says: “This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” He reminds us that there is only one God and only one mediator between God and humanity, Jesus Christ. So he first asks us ...read more

  • Shepherding The Flock Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jan 19, 2017
     | 3,263 views

    Shepherding the flock involves dealing appropriately with elders, women, widows, young men, Not harshly but with love.

    Over the last couple of weeks we've looked at the criteria for choosing elders and deacons, we've read Paul's instructions to Timothy to guard his inner life, to train himself in holiness, and now we come to more instructions, this time to do with how he's to relate to others in the congregation ...read more

  • In And Around Heaven

    Contributed by David Moore on Dec 9, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,259 views

    This is a mid-week Bible Study on Rev 4, showing some of the sight and sounds of glory as the believer anticipates heaven.

    Studies in Revelation In and Around Heaven Text: Revelation 4:2-11 Introduction: Following the rapture in 4:1 John makes it very clear where he is now located – vs 2 – “in heaven,” and that is where we are in this book for the next two chapters. These are exciting verses because they give us ...read more

  • Mosaic Covenant Series

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on Jan 19, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,353 views

    We will look at the ratification of the Mosaic Covenant, witness God’s revelation of HIMSELF to the leaders of Israel, and the visit the place and circumstances of this revelation.

    Mosaic Covenant Ratified through Blood Revealed “God of the Covenant” Revelation Given on Mount Sinai DBF Sunday Sermon, 1/18/03, Exodus 24 You know that not that long ago it could be heard and many really believed that a “mans word was his bond”. When two men came to an agreement on ...read more

  • Tickle My Ears, But Don’t Scratch My Heart

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,287 views

    The Apostle foretells a day when Christians will deliberately turn their backs on sound doctrine, embracing error because it makes them comfortable and because the error is convenient.

    “The time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.”[1] There is an old saying that is sometimes heard among ...read more

  • Appointing Elders In Every Town Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 25, 2013
     | 1,916 views

    God's design appears to be a plurality of elders to oversee the labours of a congregation.

    “This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an ...read more

  • Appointing Elders Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 16, 2013
     | 2,029 views

    What is entailed in appointing elders? What rights and authority is conferred in the appointment process?

    “When they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” [1] The New Testament model for a church of the Lord Jesus differs significantly from what has been commonly accepted among the churches of ...read more

  • You Got A Problem? Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jan 26, 2014
     | 1,200 views

    A study of chapter 1 verses 1 through 9

    1 Corinthians 1: 1 – 9 You Got A Problem? Greeting 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place ...read more

  • Appointed, Not Hired Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 22, 2015
     | 3,048 views

    Elders (Overseers) are appointed by God. They are not hired to do a job; they are appointed to serve the One who appoints and to serve His holy people.

    “I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher.” [1] His face was red and his eyes were narrow slits as he raged, “We hired you, and we can fire you.” I was equally determined as I asserted with a firm, steady voice, “No one hired me; God appointed me.” ...read more