Evangelism is the PURPOSE of most religious groups in the world. The Christian faith surely should be actively involved in reaching God’s lost sheep with the gospel of grace. But the methods employed most of the time are not necessarily good or effective. What does Scripture say? This brief thought is just to jar our minds and get us thinking as we look to the future of this topic. We can either trust God’s word or we can’t. That is the simple truth of evangelism.

Reading books is something I LOVE. And for the longest time, I hated reading anything but Scripture… or comic books as a kid. (And the season read through of encyclopedia sets). OK, I have always loved to read, but only what I loved to read. To the point. I get questions related to what books Christians should be reading nearly every week. So, my thoughts, in brief, is that we should be reading the Bible more than anything else. If I spend an hour reading other material (even about Scripture), I should be reading the bible three times longer.

You have the words of Eternal Life!

The truth of the gospel and its POWER is found in the Scripture. It will feel as though the remainder of this week is redundant, but it is intentional in order to drive home the reality that the word is life and from the Word, we are taught!

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“Half truth is no Truth, like being half dead.”

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The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me!

Scripture is often relegated as a nice little guide for the Christian through which he browses at times. In fact, the Scriptures say that they are indeed the POWER of God. So, we should spend time therein, trusting in the power of God and His promises.

We appreciate your listening and look forward to seeing this podcast get off the ground with great force. By the Lord’s grace, we’ll continue to provide more and more teaching on this and other pastoral subjects. 

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“Christians who do not have the bible as their meat and breath are starving and barely able to breathe.”

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Reading Scripture is the victory…

There is sometimes more superstition related to spiritual warfare than there is the truth. Whether the battle is guilt, shame, doubt, sickness, family, sin, temptation, or everything in between, the Bible is the only weapon we have and thankfully, it is the only weapon we need.

We appreciate your listening and look forward to seeing this podcast get off the ground with great force. By the Lord’s grace, we’ll continue to provide more and more teaching on this and other pastoral subjects. 

Also, get ready to start listening to our weekly hour-long podcast “Theology Answers” that can be found over at “TheologyAnswers.com” and is a part of the Christian Podcast Community.

“We don’t need to learn how to tie satan up or kick him out of the window. We have the sword of God!”

 

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Slice and Dice.

False unity is the fruit of poor foundations. Ambiguous unity is the worse type of unity. Not knowing why ‘we’re’ together is easily revealed when Scripture is the force behind the slicing. Hebrews 4:12 says it all!

We appreciate your listening and look forward to seeing this podcast get off the ground with great force. By the Lord’s grace, we’ll continue to provide more and more teaching on this and other pastoral subjects. 

Also, get ready to start listening to our weekly hour-long podcast “Theology Answers” that can be found over at “TheologyAnswers.com” and is a part of the Christian Podcast Community.

“Slicing out the ambiguity of theological understanding is what the Scripture does.”

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What is God Teaching Me?

I get this question often as so many times people think that the experiences they live through continue until they “learn” the lesson God is trying to teach them.  Scripture alone is the source of learning from God and there are no other means through which God will teach. Now, we are reminded and experience the truths of God’s word and promises throughout our lives as we are reminded and apply the truths therein. Rest in the perfect will of God and no longer be tossed to and fro by superstition or doubt. 

 

“WE have all spiritual blessings in Christ. There is nothing being withheld in wisdom or blessing from our Father.”

The Duty of A Pastor to be FAITHFUL

This podcast briefly discusses that the Pastor should be faithful to his calling by the grace of God and not be entangled in the things of this world but trust and point to the ONE who is faithful, Jesus Christ.

Fulfilling faithfully his call to Christ. Without the grace of God, no one would be able to ever be faithful to their calling.  And without the grace of God, we would all abandon our faith. God’s grace is the power of the pastor’s success and true success is NOT measured in salvation, baptism, numbers, finances or the like.  Any professional could produce the right numbers through the easily manipulated minds of men. And it is surely God that produces the fruit of the labors of any ministry that He alone gets the glory.  God called Noah and Isaiah to a fruitless ministry of no conversion and total rejection. What makes us think we’ll see anything different?

The pastor should be faithful to these things above all other duties and if he is gifted in areas outside of these, then, by all means, he should exercise these gifts, however, any man that calls himself pastor, cannot be such without these traits given to him by the Holy Spirit of God.

“What a pastor is supposed to be doing can be found clearly in the Word of God.”

The Duty of A Pastor to Follow before for the Flock

This podcast briefly discusses that the Pastor should be an example before for the church in his own spiritual disciplines and growth.

Following Christ before the flock.  The duties of a pastor will cause him to display his faith and carry his church where God has brought him.  He should display the fruits of the spirit of God in all that he does by God’s grace alone, knowing that he is nothing but a slave to righteousness and not a divine leader who rules but a servant who dies.  A wise friend once told me that when a man has to say he’s the leader, it is then he has lost the privilege to lead.  He continued with a man that goes forth with no one following him is just a “man taking a walk.”  Wise.  This fourth duty of a pastor is one where all of us fail in our actions, but by the Lord’s grace, we will not fail in our faith, for HE is the author and perfector of it!

1 Peter 5:1-3 (ESV) 1 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

“What a pastor is supposed to be doing can be found clearly in the Word of God.”

 

The Duty of A Pastor to Fight for the Flock

This podcast briefly discusses that the Pastor should be involved in fighting for the church through the teaching of Scriptures and in his personal disciplines.

Ephesians 6:12 (ESV) 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

The pastor fights for the flock in his STUDIES, his PRAYERS, his TEACHING and his DISCIPLESHIP.  These duties of a pastor are all necessary avenues for battle and they must be done for the sake of the church, those who are entrusted into his oversight.  Fellowship with the brethren is essential in order to know their hearts and lives.  As the flock grows, the pastor must accept the call of other men to the ranks of a shepherd to assist in this battle.  A pastor who is faithful to these things will be equipped to handle the calling for which God has called him. 

“What a pastor is supposed to be doing can be found clearly in the Word of God.”