Benaiah

Anyone who would go into a pit and kill a lion has my high regard, which is why—hunter that I am—Benaiah has long held a special place for me. There are several Old Testament men named Benaiah, and all are more or less obscure. Our focus is on the one who served as...

The Foundation of the Christian Life

Before any building or structure is built it is necessary to begin with a good solid foundation. In Matthew 7:24-27 Jesus spoke of this in His Sermon on the Mount.  He explained that one who is wise will be sure to build his house on a solid rock foundation; but one...

How to Appoint Deacons

Since the word deacon and forms of it meant and mean helper, assistant, or servant (Rom. 15:8, I Tim. 3:8), it would seem just from an understanding of the word itself that someone else is in the lead. And, elders are those in fact who are placed in the lead over the...

The Work of Elders

“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work” (I Tim. 3:1). The office of bishops or elders is a work. It is a good work! It is a work that must be a priority in the lives of the men who make up the eldership....

The Blight of Sadness

The blight of sadness will hinder one’s relationship with God. It is a blight to one’s spiritual life to be overtaken and ruled by sadness when great joy should come from the forgiveness and washing away of sin (Acts 8:39). Furthermore, in finding the...

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