If I were to ask why pastor started off by quoting Warren W. Wiersbe with
The organism must be organized
I would imagine he would answer by saying, “Dr. Wiersbe is a pastor of ‘pastors’ to speak.’ See Warren wrote The Bible Exposition Commentary: An Exposition of the New Testament Containing the Entire “BE” Series
This explanation flows perfectly into how pastor reveals and expounds upon the church offices.
Also, if you’re interested Pastor remarks on Church Numerology. We aren’t talking astrology here. We are talking Biblical Numerology. Here’s a link with some more information: https://carm.org/what-biblical-numerology
If I were to ask Pastor if he was a Road Island Red chicken who picks, picks and picks at Bonnie (his wife) until he found blood, would he say, “yeah, at times…”? For me personally, I know I’m guilty of being a Road Island Red.
Pastor gives us some practical examples of living a peace with each other. Not only as couples, but as a church, with our friends, co-workres, etc. He reveals instructions in scripture how not to be a road island red, but God’s people.
We aren’t alone with our problems. The Church understands problems better than most! We’ve had these issues for centuries–the Bible has documented them. Listen in on some practical ways that God has given us to live at peace.
When Pastor Doug likens the connectivity of mob life to the church, I immediately made the connection that we all long for organic, people-to-people, real fluidity and personal impacts. We are free to leave a church and find another one. But that process hurts when we are leaving friends who are truly family. The church isn’t a building. A church truly, truly is a group/mob of people (family) where Christ is the head.
In this message Pastor Doug gives a snapshot overview into the church family (not an exhaustive list).
1. How a family member grieves and works through life’s challenges (See attached Hymn)
2. How each family members works in concert together with their spiritual gifts
3. The start and end of the family
4. The head of the family
5. How the family celebrates
We are here, you are visiting this page in this time not by chance. The Old Testament doesn’t record the existence of a church. Following the rapture, there is no existence of the church. We are living in the church age where we live for Christ unlike any other time where people died for Christ. God is put a veil on Israel for a time and now is focused on us (God has not ignored Israel of course). That is here and now. However there will shortly come a time when God will refocus on Israel (the end of the Church Age). You and I see that the time is short (you see what is happening in the middle east) and soon we or future generations (the Tribulation Saints) will be utterly crushed and dye for Christ as is described in Revelation! Use the short time that we have in this church age to exercise your spiritual gifts and LIVE! See people saved! Know that you are saved!
In 1 Timothy 3, some of the first penned words we find, “Whoever aspires”. Pastor Doug in the message he delivered calls out those who aspire. Those who aspire to lead in service of Jesus. But not only for our present church, but to train those who will take the reins in the upcoming generation. See if Pastor gets you to bookmark this as a favorite chapter of yours personally!
To prepare yourself for this message read Nehemiah. Also recall that before any major decision in Jesus’ ministry, you found Jesus praying.
1 Timothy 3:1-13
Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take オンライン カジノ care of God’s church?)6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.
8 In the same way, deacons[b] are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 In the same way, the women[c] are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
In this message, Pastor Doug presents SBC with the following challenge found in 1 Timothy 2:9:
8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
11 A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women[c] will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
Pastor starts off with qualities (prayer, holy deed, without rather, and do not doubt God) of a man that will take a ministry to great heights. He then moves into instruction for women in that “bling” isn’t wrong, but shouldn’t take priority. Priority of good works, strong spirit (Godly character), education (Godly understanding and intellect of this world) is the focus of this scripture.
So lets dive into this and find Pastor Doug taking a bold and yet very balanced approach to this difficult area of the Scripture.
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