30 things the Bible says to Pastors

A Biblical Theology of Pastoral Leadership 1 Timothy   1. Pastor’s must rebuke and correct false teaching (1:3-5) 2. Pastor’s need to demonstrate the grace of God in their lives through their salvation and call to service (1:12-16) 3. Pastor’s need to hold on…

Discovering and using your spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 12:4-7 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 7…

Victory by the Spirit

Victory by the Spirit Romans 7:21-8:11   1.    There is both struggle and victory in the Christian life 21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being…

You got to have faith!

  1. The Example of Abraham 6Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”7Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in…

Praying the Word

In Acts 4:23-31, the early church responded to crisis with prayer.  Threatened with persecution, the church prays for God’s protection and the power of the Holy Spirit to be witnesses for Christ.  Most of the prayer is a recitation of Scripture.  God honors His…

The Habit of Spiritual Breathing

1 John 1:5-2:2 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and…

THE HABIT OF BIBLE INTAKE

    Healthy Habits: We work out what God works in Phil. 2:12-13 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,…

The Truth of the Gospel

The Truth of the Gospel The good news of the gospel is that Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and rose victoriously from the dead. We receive this truth of the gospel by…

Mighty Man Pledge

Mighty Man Pledge A Mighty Man Puts Christ first in His life 1. I have personally received Christ as my Savior and Lord and know that my salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone (John 1:12, Rom. 10:9, Eph. 2:8-9)…