|preached||May 12, 2013|
|added||May 13, 2013|
|topics||Church Leadership, Jesus Christ, Ministry|
Paul tells us in Ephesians 4 that the ascended Christ gave gifts to establish and build up His church. In this study, we look closely at one of those gifts: the pastor who leads and cares for his flock.
|preached||May 14, 2013|
|added||May 8, 2013|
|topics||Christian Thinking, Grace of God, Ministry|
Each person is constantly interpreting their world through a grid, through a specific lens. Kevin DeYoung contrasts viewing life through the lens of fairness contra the glasses of grace. Taking us to the Parable of the Vineyard Laborers in Matthew 20, Kevin takes the three questions at the end of Jesus' famous parable to help expose how often the pastor's heart can give into viewing life through the lens of fairness rather than the glasses of grace.
|preached||July 28, 1985|
|added||July 27, 2012|
In Part Three of this three-part message, Alistair Begg gives his closing thoughts on the remaining two motivational factors for witnessing; namely, the utmost certainty of the return of Christ, and Final Judgment. Additionally, the five main points of the message believers are to proclaim are outlined. For witnessing to be effective, there must be knowledge as well as conviction of the truth of the exclusive claims of Jesus Christ, and a passion to give our best to reach the lost for God's glory.
|preached||July 21, 1985|
|added||July 27, 2012|
|scripture||2 Corinthians 5:1-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-18|
In Part Two of this three-part message, we delve into additional factors that motivate the believer to witness to others. While the primary motivation is to bring glory to God, we are also commanded by Christ to witness, and our love for Him should compel us to seek the spiritually lost. Because Christ has reconciled us to God, we are now given the supreme privilege of taking this ministry of reconciliation to others.
|added||May 18, 2012|
|topics||The Bible, Leadership, Ministry, Prayer, Preaching|
The Basics 2012 Pastor’s Conference at Parkside Church was marked by a clear call for pastors to devote themselves to prayer and ministry of the Word. Teaching from Acts 6, pastors were encouraged to revisit the apostles’ theological decision to preach the Gospel, leaving the task of feeding widows to competent men in the church. While many today find themselves consumed by the latest fad or new idea, Alistair Begg affirmed that preaching and prayer are the primary duties of the pastor. Mark Dever and Voddie Baucham joined Alistair Begg for the Basics 2012 Conference on May 14-16, 2012 at ...
|preached||May 6, 2012|
|added||May 16, 2012|
|topics||Church Leadership, False Teaching, Ministry, Preaching|
As we continue in Titus 1:5-16, we learn that the qualifications given for church elders are both positive (characteristics they must have) and negative (characteristics that must not be true of them). But most important of all is that they have a wholehearted commitment to biblical truth.
|preached||May 15, 2012|
|added||May 15, 2012|
|topics||Church Leadership, Evangelism, Gospel, Ministry, Preaching, Salvation, Word of God|
Speaking to pastors, Mark Dever outlined the characteristics that distinguish a healthy church from an unhealthy church. He detailed what he has termed “the 9 Marks” of differentiation: expositional preaching, the Gospel, biblical theology, a biblical understanding of conversion, evangelism, church membership, discipline, concern for promoting discipleship and growth, and a biblical understanding of church leadership.