Prophecy Against the Shepherds of Israel

Text: Ezekiel 34:1-7 This passage contains a prophecy against “the shepherds of Israel.” They failed to fulfill their role in leading the people by taking advantage of them and only looking out for themselves. The most obvious parallel to “shepherds” would be to elders shepherding the Lord’s church. However, there are applications for all of us. We […]

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 […]

Dealing with Sin

1 Corinthians 13:6-7 Dealing with sin must always involve love for truth so that sin is not tolerated, it is dealt with in God’s way, and that we are careful to deal with facts, rather than assumptions and rumors. Private Sin a Brother Commits Against You (Matthew 18:15-17) No one else is involved until you […]

Jerusalem’s Failings

Text: Zephaniah 3:2 Did Not Obey Rejected Correction Did Not Trust in the Lord Did Not Draw Near to God