What I Read Online – 08/06/2013 (a.m.)

06 Aug
    • This is no small task. Church officers will give an answer to God for the discharge of their office
    • In the first place, use the occasion of a pastoral visit to take a spiritual inventory of your life
    • Are there any areas in your Christian experience with which you are having problems?
    • Be prepared to ask those visiting you if they see any problem areas in your life (or in the lives of your family members) that need to be addressed.
    • Missing from this analysis is the factor of religious belief. There appears to be little recognition of the fact that what we believe about sex, marriage, and children has a great deal to do with the decisions that individuals and couples make.
    • “Sin is any want of conformity to or transgression of the law of God.”
    • This is critical for our understanding in this day where the imputation of the righteousness of Christ is so widely under attack. If we abandon the notion of the righteousness of Christ, we have no hope, because the Law is never negotiated by God
    • You must translate every bit of your Theology into the vernacular. This is very troublesome and it means you can say very little in half an hour, but it is essential.
    • I have come to the conviction that if you cannot translate your thoughts into uneducated language, then your thoughts were confused.
    • the knitting of souls together
    • the face-to-face encounter
    • Guard the truth (1 Tim 4.6-7, 16; 6.20-21; 2 Tim 1.13-14; 2.1-2)


      2)      Preach and teach the Word (1 Tim 4:13; 2 Tim. 4:2; Acts 6.2)


      3)      Pray for the flock (Eph. 6:18-20, 1 Thess. 5:17; Acts 6.2)


      4)      Set an example (1 Tim 4.12; 1 Pt 5.3 cf. 1 Cor 11.1)


      5)      Visit the sick (James 5:14, Matt. 25:31-40)


      6)      Comfort the grieving (1 Thess. 4:13-17, John 11)


      7)      Care for widows (1 Tim. 5:3, Acts 6:1-7)


      8)      Confront sin (1 Cor. 5, Matt. 18, 1 Thess. 3, Titus 3)


      9)      Encourage the faint-hearted (1 Thess. 5:14, Rom. 14:1)


      10)    Identify and train other leaders (Acts 6:1-7, 13:1-3; 2 Tim 2.2)

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