The Perfecting of the Saints, Eph 4:11-16

In Eph 4:11-16, pastors and teachers are given to the church for the perfecting of the saints.  Saints are perfected for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ.  In verse 16, “every part maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of ITSELF...

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Ordain Elders, Titus 1:4-9

In Titus 1:4-9, Paul instructed Titus to “set in order the things that are wanting,” v.5. So, there were some things out of order (1 Cor 14:40) in these churches that Titus needed to set in order.  And he was appointed to ordain elders in every city of Crete.  These...

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Double Honour, 1 Tim 5:17-18

Double Honour 1 Tim 5:17-18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Pastors are elders.  If you have a good pastor, you need to thank God and you need to honor him. A pastor like that is worthy of double honor because elders that rule well are worthy of double honour.  Honour your pastor’s:...

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Pastor Rick Sowell – How To Take Care of Your Pastor

Pastor Rick Sowell preached on some things you can do for your pastor from Romans 10:13-15. Pray daily for him. Pray specifically for him and his family. Pray for problems that you know he faces. Pray for his health, his wisdom, his spiritual strength, his grace, his compassion, and his...

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Feed the Flock and Humble Yourselves, 1 Pet 5:1-7

We are studying 1 Pet 5:1-7 in this lesson.  1 Pet 5:1-4 contain some instructions to pastors.  1 Pet 5:5-7 contain an exhortation to Christians to be humble. Instructions to pastors. Elders, in this passage, are pastors – 1 Pet 5:1 – as in Acts 14:23; 20:17; 20:28.  The term,...

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We Are Accounted As Sheep Rom 8:36

We Are Accounted As Sheep Rom 8:36 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO According to Paul we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  In many places in the Bible, people are compared to sheep.  This is very instructive and should help us have a better understanding of ourselves in our relationship to each...

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How to Follow Jesus Today, Matt 4:18-20

This is the combination of a lesson and a sermon on following the Lord.  First, we will study passages from the lives of the disciples to see the requirements, costs and benefits of following the Lord.  Second, we will preach on how we can follow the Lord today, since Jesus...

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Your Work Shall Be Rewarded II Chron. 15:7

Your Work Shall Be Rewarded II Chron. 15:7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Azariah said to Asa, Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded [2 Chr 15:7].  This verse should be an encouragement to keep you going in the work God has...

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Authorities In Your Life Gen 41:37-40

Authority Gen 41:37-40 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO All men and women are under authority and there are good consequences for yielding or bad consequences for disobeying the authorities in our lives. When Joseph was promoted to “rule” in Egypt, he was still under authority [Gen 41:40-41].  He was set over all...

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Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers Eph. 4:11b

Ephesians 4: 11b Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Apostles – ended with the early church (Acts of the Apostles).  Prophets – you’ve got more prophecy in the Bible than anyone knows and the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy and with the sure word of prophecy you don’t...

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