Bible Study

The Pastor 

Filling the office of the pastor takes a genuine calling from God.  The prophets, judges, and teachings foreshadow it in the Old Testament, and the New Testament defines it.  Church history has validated it, and culture has tested it.  Now,… Read More ›

Preaching in the New Testament

John the Baptist was the last Old Testament preacher (Luke 16:16), and Jesus became the first New Testament preacher.  In fact, for preaching, John Stott (1982) wrote, “The only place to begin is with Jesus himself” (p. 16).  Jesus, the quintessential person,… Read More ›

But continue thou…

Trials, temptations, and even hidden or open persecution is a very real part of our fallen world. Still, we have great hope in Jesus Christ. When Paul thought that he was about to die, he told Timothy that the ministry… Read More ›