Category Archives: Elders

Peter’s Sin and Redemption

He’s not ashamed of us or our sin because he died for our sin. And if Jesus was ashamed of his people who sin, he wouldn’t have any people—for we all sin. Continue reading

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Do not give dogs what is sacred

Dogs? Pigs? Sacred things? Jesus used an illustration to forbid wasting something valuable on an undeserving object. Yet it’s not immediately clear what shouldn’t be wasted and on whom.  Continue reading

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Antagonist alert (13 red flags)

The presence of one or more red flags does not guarantee that you are dealing with an antagonist. But it will give you fair warning to exercise caution. Continue reading

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Are you too worried about offending others?

Are there times when we should expect offenses and actually understand them to be appropriate and necessary?  Continue reading

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Nine things to know about widows

wise words of advice for those who care. Continue reading

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How to listen to a sermon

Good recommendations for those who listen to sermons and those who give them! Continue reading

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10 attributes of good preaching

A great model for preaching that could restore dignity and power to many pulpits! Continue reading

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After 36 years as a pastor

Consider what is perhaps the most important lesson for a Church leader. Continue reading

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Overly concerned about offending others

Are we too quick to assume we’re in the wrong when we offend others?  Is there a way to know which plants have not been planted by the Heavenly Father? Continue reading

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A common trait of God’s servants

Write a one paragraph summary of what you learn about a common trait of God’s servants from the examples listed. Continue reading

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