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Preventing Anger and Frustration

Both Parents, but Especially Fathers Paul urges fathers not to cause hurtful feelings in raising their children (Eph 6:4), but mothers also share responsibility in raising children well (1 Tim 5:10). Parenting is joint venture. The Greek word…

Six Purposes for the Lord's Table

Why do we observe the Lord's Table? How many reasons can you give? Here are six biblical purposes for this important church practice. 1. To obey Jesus (1 Cor. 11:24) Jesus is Savior, and Jesus is Lord and Master also. He says to do this often,…

Episode 118: The Process of Appointing Deacons

The only place in Scripture that provides insight into appointing new deacons is Acts 6:1-6. Since no subsequent teaching in Acts or the NT epistles alters or annuls this example, it is fitting to view this scenario as a biblical case study…

Deacon Qualifications from 1 Timothy

As churches multiplied, the need for a more specific list of deacon qualifications developed. So, in a letter to Timothy that provided instructions for proper church protocol, Paul provided such a list (1 Tim 3:8-13). This list continues to…

Deacon Qualifications from Acts

A Good Reputation (Acts 6:3) Potential deacons must have a good reputation among the congregation and in the community at large. Imagine that you are considering a man in your church to be appointed as a deacon. Before you approach him, you…

Episode 104: Being a Good Father

A man who has children is a father, but a man who takes responsibility to meet the needs of his children is a good father. So what do children need from a father? They need a provider, encourager, teacher, and spiritual leader. Join Pastor Thomas…

Episode 103: A Spectator in Your Church

Are you a spectator in your own church? Church is a group of people, transformed by the gospel, who gather together on a regular basis to serve, not to observe. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider whether or not you are participating…

A Spectator in Your Church

Are you a spectator in your own church? What I mean to ask is whether you watch what's going on or whether you participate. Perhaps you are like many believers, adopting the mistaken idea that church is a place to go on Sunday, when its convenient.…

Episode 89: The Benefits of Giving

Those who give finances to God and meet the needs of others with the money God gives them, they receive benefits in return. Do you agree? But what are the fruits or benefits of giving money to God and meeting the needs of others? Join Pastor…

The Benefits of Financial Giving

An Encouraging Perspective Those who give finances to God and meet the needs of others with the money God gives them, they receive benefits in return. Do you agree? Paul told the members of the church in Philippi that they "did well" when they…