Stump the Elders- June 2019 @ The Church at Sunsites

Before we take time this morning to answer some questions, and I wish we could get to every question that was asked, I wanted to take a moment and orient our attention toward the Good Shepherd. As a body of elders, Scripture teaches that we are under-shepherds of God’s church. That simply means that we... Continue Reading →

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Shattered, a poem

My religion was worthlessbecause in it I sought my own worthIt wasn't until, in new birth, I was soughtI could see Heaven from earth My religion was blindingbecause with it I thought I could seeIt was never a list of instructionsA mirror it was to be I kept seeing the world's faulther heart beating as... Continue Reading →

There Is Only One Reason Christians Don’t Worry, and Only One Reason They Do

In the previous section of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5), we saw that Jesus addressed six popular teachings that were contrary to the actual message of the Old Testament after committing verbally to remaining faithful to the Old Testament Scriptures. The major way in which the Old Testament was misused, according to Jesus’... Continue Reading →

What Should I Look For in a Pastor?

We see all types of pastors in the world today. I seem to notice that most of these pastors are not Biblical pastors. They may be friendly. They may have some administrative skill. They may have some knowledge of the Bible. They may be compassionate. They may be good listeners. They may be very fun-loving... Continue Reading →

New Resources and New Opportunities to Get Involved as We Grow in Our Ministry

A huge part of our ministry moving forward will be providing free resources to pastors and churches around the world. To help and to stir the hearts and minds of pastors and other church teachers, we've added a Bible Study Index. We are still compiling material and will be adding material at least once-a-week. As... Continue Reading →

What is Fasting? Why is fasting? Can You Ruin Your Witness?

In the previous section of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5), we saw that Jesus addressed six popular teachings that were contrary to the actual message of the Old Testament after committing verbally to remaining faithful to the Old Testament Scriptures. The major way in which the Old Testament was misused, according to Jesus’... Continue Reading →

Do churches need Overseers or Bishops? What does that even mean?

Last week, we saw the role of the church elders and what is seen as the basic responsibilities of one who holds the elder position in a church body. The responsibility of the elder is essentially one of doctrinal authority in service to the body. In Elders in the Life of the Church, the authors... Continue Reading →

God’s Self-Revelation

Last week, we spent our time talking about what it meant that Samuel was being established as the first Old Testament prophet. We also talked about the purpose that the Old Testament prophetic office had in redemptive history as Christ’s throne within His creation was prepared. The text for this morning sounds very familiar. That’s... Continue Reading →

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