Sermon: The Place of Worship (John 4:19-23)

  Audio Message:   PDF File: The Place of Worship (John 4_19-23) Sermon Title: “The Place of Worship” Scripture: John 4:19-23 I saw a social media post some days ago by a theologian who wrote something akin to the words, “This is my church today” and a photo of a deck overlooking a body of…

Gifts and Offices: Gender-Based or Divinely Willed?

One of the foremost debates on women in ministry pertains to the office of Pastor (what the Scriptures refer to as “overseer” or “bishop,” as the KJV translates it). While some churches will argue that women can only teach women and children, others argue that women can preach sermons but cannot pastor, and others allow…

“Husband of One Wife,” Part 2: Christian Divorce in 1 Corinthians 7

    Praise the Lord, church! Pastor D.M. here, back with another teaching on our “Husband of One Wife” series. Tonight’s Part 2 addressed Christian divorce: a Christian man or woman whose unbelieving spouse departs. Paul says that if the unbeliever chooses to stay, Christians should stay. If the unbeliever chooses to depart, though, let…

“Husband of One Wife”: Paul’s gender inclusiveness in 1 Timothy 3

The phrase “husband of one wife” is one we find in 1 Timothy 3 with regard to the offices of Pastor and Deacons, which seems to some to indicate that these offices are dominated by men. There are denominational churches that are strongly committed to men being in leadership, so much so that “deaconesses” don’t…

God’s Good News For Women in Ministry (1 Timothy 1-3)

  Message as audio recording:   Opening Selection:  Give Me Faith I Still Believe Inspirational and Closing Selection: Tear Down the Walls   8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with…