What We Want the Preacher to Be

Text: 2 Timothy 4:2-5 There are different terms that people use to describe those who preach. Often the term that people use reflects what they expect of their preacher. The expectations that many people have are not Biblical. We need to align our expectations with what the Bible says. In this lesson, we are going to […]

What Titus Was Told To Do

Text: Titus 1-3 In the brief letter to the young evangelist Titus, Paul told him to do certain things. Examining these instructions will teach us some things about preaching, the church, the truth, and more. So let us briefly examine seven things that Titus was told to do. Appoint Elders (1:5) God’s plan for the local […]

The Located Preacher

Text: 2 Timothy 4:5 Timothy was told to “do the work of an evangelist.” But how would this be done? There are different theories among brethren about having a “located preacher.” Many (perhaps most) congregations of God’s people have a located preacher. Some practice “mutual edification.” What does the Bible say on this topic? The […]

House Churches

Text: Philemon 1-2 What Exactly is a House Church? Generally smaller (approximately 15-25 members) Typically meet in someone’s house But there is more to the house church movement than the size & location of a congregation’s assembly Two different kinds of house churches — one is connected to a larger church, the other is independent […]

Preachers of the Gospel

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:1-4:16 Letters of Commendation – 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 Adequate in God – 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Renounce the Hidden Things of Shame – 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 Treasures in Earthen Vessels – 2 Corinthians 4:7 We Do Not Lose Heart – 2 Corinthians 4:16

Who is Qualified to Preach the Gospel?

Text: James 3:1 A gospel preacher must: Be a man – 1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Know the word – 2 Timothy 4:2; 2:15 Be loyal to Christ – Galatians 1:10 Be ready to preach – 1 Peter 3:15; Romans 1:15 Be humble – 2 Corinthians 11:2-3 Not hinder the gospel – 1 Corinthians […]