What is the church?
If the biblical evidence argues for a congregational polity, that is- the evidence in the NT shows the church as a whole, or the congregation making all the decisions in the church, then were does that leave the authority of the pastor? How can a pastor lead or shepherd the flock, if the flock is the…
Life as the church-Book of 1 Timothy
Life as the church The purpose of the book (1Tim3:15) is for the conduct of the church. As you have seen already in this series it is chock-full of instructions for life as the church. 15 but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God,…
The Most Beautiful Place on Earth
The Bible teaches there is a beautiful partnership, communion between believers as we fulfil our unique place in this body of Christ. That partnership is seen in the way Jesus structured the church and has gifted us with godly leadership.
Roland Barnes • Covenant Dublin • Sermon • • 14 views • 1:32:46
We continue with the topic of Church membership, specifically continuing the benefits of church membership. One of the benefits of church membership that is most often overlooked is the care and discipline of the Church. With that topic comes the question of how the church is to be governed, and what the leadership of the church is supposed to look like. Church discipline was so important to the Reformers during the reformation that they called it one of the defining marks of the church.
Shawn Bumpers • Sermon • • 11 views
Introduction** The Book of Acts closes with Paul in prison in Rome. Paul probably arrived there about 59 a.d. The Book of Acts closes with Paul imprisoned in Rome. Most commentators feel that he arrived there ( ) about a.d. 59. Paul was kept under very lenient restraint. He had his own rented home, and…
Samuel Lindsay • Sermon • • 8 views
Introduction & Recap The Need for Good Leaders You know it. I know it. We need good leaders. We need good leaders. You want your kids school to have a good principal. You want your manager at work to be a great leader. You want our mayor, premier and prime minister to be really good at their job and…
As we continue in our study through 1 Peter, we come to a text that exhorts church members, both elders and non-elders alike, to function together in the church body in humility toward one another. Whether or not you hold an official office in our church body, listen ready to be challenged by the Word toward a heart attitude that rejects worldly thinking and seeks to model the humility of our Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
Nate Bibens • Sermon • • 4 views
An introduction to a new series about the Biblical qualifications for elders. This lesson should provide an introduction to the lists found in 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1. It should also provide an overview of the purpose of these qualifications, as well as a discussion about how we approach and use them. Finally, this lesson should review the first qualification: "Above Reproach"