Resources on Church Leadership
A Well-Ordered Church
1 Peter 5:1-14 1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of…
A Learning Church
This week, we examine the teaching ministry of the Church to understand how devotion to the Word leads to an experience of heaven on earth. Acts 2:42-47 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they…
Which Way to Go and Who to Follow
Matthew 7:13-20 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. 15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good…
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A Gospel Community
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 In this passage, we are introduced to a fledgling church afflicted by persecution and difficulty. Surprising to us, God indicates that this church is on very solid ground (the Gospel). As a result of the gospel, the Thessalonian church has become an exemplary faith community and a hub for the advancement of the mission. It would seem that any church that is willing to embrace its God-given calling and status could participate in the joys of being…
The Church’s Servant-Leaders (Elders)
Acts 20:17-38 In Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders, he outlines the role and responsibilities of spiritual leaders in the local church. We find that the call to spiritual leadership is weighty and demanding. It will involve serving God and his people, suffering for the namesake, and shepherding the blood-bought people of God. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.
A Learning Community
Deacons: A Theological Study
In this article, Bob Thune of Coram Deo Church succinctly argues for recapturing the role of the deacon in the local church. This article originally appeared on Bob’s website in 2007 and is used by permission.