A Plea for Shepherding (or, We Are Not CEOs)

This is a blog for all people involved in church. Do not be thrown by the title; this blog is not simply for pastors alone. Laymen need to hear this just as much as pastors. Laymen lay the ground for pastoral expectations in the local church.  You should read this, even if you aren't in... Continue Reading →

Titus 3:1-7

Paul begins the last chapter of his letter to young Titus by reminding Pastor Titus of how his people should be acting. The people of Titus' church should be "submissive to rulers and authorities...obedient...ready for every good work...speaking evil of no one...avoid quarreling...gentle...showing perfect courtesy to all people." That seems like a lofty goal. Who... Continue Reading →

Titus 2:11-15

Let's continue in Titus. Here, we come to one of the most beautiful descriptions of the gospel in the New Testament. I could read this passage all day. Paul had such a profound understanding of the gospel and had been so gripped by grace that he could write this beautiful passage. God's grace appeared through... Continue Reading →

Titus 2:1-10

Our passage today is the result of following through with the qualifications of elders (1:5-9) and avoiding of false teachings, shown in 1:10-16. If the church, and we all have a part in this, pastors and laymen, will hold leadership accountable to what the Bible commands - no more, no less - then the church... Continue Reading →

Titus 1:10-16

Paul continues on in his letter to young Titus. In most translations, this passage is still under the heading of "Qualifications for Elders." Check my last post for the first passage in this section. Paul has already described the positive qualities of elders in the church, but now he is describing some troubling trends in... Continue Reading →

Titus 1:5-9

Today's passage brings about the section titled "Qualifications for Elders." Now, to some, this may not seem important. The temptation is to skip this part because you are not called to be an elder. But I remind you again of 2 Timothy 3:16-17: "All Scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching,... Continue Reading →

Titus 1:1-4

I so much enjoyed studying through John's prologue in John 1:1-18 that I have decided to publish regular devotional content on here. My focus will be to go through whole books or large passages.  I hope that we can grow in the Lord together, and I pray that this will be a good devotional supplement... Continue Reading →

John 1:14-18

This is the last post in a series on John's Prologue. I have immensely enjoyed studying this passage and growing in Christ. I hope you have enjoyed reading these short musings, and I pray you have been edified by the Word of God.  We have seen John describe Jesus as the Word who was in... Continue Reading →

John 1:9-13

Late in 2016, I unsuccessfully began working my way through John 1:1-18 in a series of posts. I originally planned to publish these posts as a Christmas series focused on the beautiful incarnation of Jesus Christ, but I failed. So I am now (finally) going to try to finish out. So far, we've been introduced... Continue Reading →

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