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Love is the Purpose of the Command

Identifying the Command Paul wrote two letters of training and encouragement to a younger church leader named Timothy. At the outset of his first letter, he explains that "the purpose of the command is love" (1 Timothy 1:5). But what command…

Episode 68: The First Priority for a Church

If you were mentoring a man to be a pastor, giving him advice for church leadership priorities, what would you tell him to focus on “first of all”? Is preaching the most important thing for a church? What deserves the primary attention? Thankfully,…

What is "First of All" for Any Church?

If you were mentoring a man to be a pastor, giving him advice for church leadership priorities, what would you tell him to focus on "first of all"? Is preaching the most important thing? What about teaching? Or evangelism? Or training disciples,…

Teaching Old Testament Stories to Children

We easily miss precious opportunities to influence children for Jesus. How? By telling them Bible stories, especially from the Old Testament, with no clear purpose in mind. We tell our children and our Sunday School students that David killed…
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Manhood Lesson 3: A Man is Focused

Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. Consider the Word - 1: A man should approach his daily life with what kind of…
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Manhood Lesson 1: A Man is Reliable

Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Consider the Word - 1: What kind of men does a strong church require? Personalize…

A Single-Parent Success Story

Many Christian mothers find themselves in the position of raising their son(s) without a father, or at least without a Christian father.  They find it difficult to believe that their son can develop into a man of God without a godly father…