Qualifications for Deacons in the Church

“There are numerous passages in the New Testament that use the Greek term “diakonos” and its cognates. The word ‘deacon’ simply means ‘servant” or ‘minister.’ In one sense, all of God’s people are called as ‘ministers’ or ‘deacons.’ However, there seems to be an...

The Grace of God in Paul’s Life

“Paul’s claim, then, is this. His gospel, which was being called in question by the Judaizers and deserted by the Galatians, was neither an invention (as if his own brain had fabricated it), nor a tradition (as if the church had handed it down to him), but a...

No Other Gospel

1. The Galatians were turning to a different gospel. “The Galatians had come to Christ and put on the robes of righteousness and were now trying to turn back to the trash can to retrieve their old clothes of works-based religion.” —David Platt 2. The false teachers...

A Missional Church

#1: A Gospel Centered Church #2: An Elder Led Church #3: A Complementarian Church #4: A Partnered Church #5: A Spirit Filled Church #6: A Reformed Church #7: A Missional Church “Our gospel-centrality entails not only treasuring the gospel personally but sharing it...

Grace and Peace to You

God’s grace is more abundant and powerful than our sins; therefore, we must live in the good of God’s grace. Paul’s Authority to Preach God’s Grace   The Galatians, the Recipients of God’s Grace “Paul’s saying, ‘You’ve made a mess of things, but all’s not lost!...