Read and Ponder Coram deo (In The Presence of God)

The Journey to Mount Moriah
from R.C. Sproul

I find it difficult, if not impossible, to get inside the head of Abraham on his journey to Mount Moriah. I have never had the experience of being called to slay my son for the glory of God. The closest thing to it in my own experience pales into insignificance by comparison. It occurred not with my son, but with my dog. ………….. read more

Meet Baptist21
By Jonathan Leeman

So what is B21?

Baptist21 is a partnership between a group of guys that are trying to create and facilitate a clear and compelling case for making the gospel explicit and central in all things through the local church to the nations for the glory of Christ. We sum this up: “Gospel. Church. Mission.” We advance this purpose through Baptist21.com and Baptist21 events, currently. We’re also exploring further options for the future….. read more

What is a church elder?
by 9marks

1.The Basics: An elder is a man who (i) meets the qualifications in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9, (ii) is recognized by his congregation as an elder, (iii) and leads the congregation by teaching the Word (1 Tim. 3:2), praying for the sheep (Jas. 5:14), and overseeing the affairs of the church (1 Pet. 5:2).
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What are common misconceptions about who should be an elder?
by 9marks

1. A biblical elder is not simply an older male.
2. A biblical elder is not simply a successful professional.
3. A biblical elder is not simply a “good ol’ boy.”
4. A biblical elder is not simply a nice guy.
5. A biblical elder is not a theological genius with no pastoral heart.
6. A biblical elder is not a politician.
7. A biblical elder is not a female. …… read more

Apart from the explicit biblical qualifications, are there other important matters to keep in mind when considering a potential elder?
by 9marks

1. Theological disagreements.
2. Philosophy of ministry disagreements.
3. The lack of a shepherd’s heart. …. read more

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A follower of Christ and sinner who needs his grace everyday.

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