Salvation Before Jesus

HOW WERE PEOPLE SAVED WHO ONLY HAD THE OLD TESTAMENT? We saw in the previous blog that the basis of salvation is for a person to give all of themselves …

Those Who Never Heard

HOW ARE PEOPLE SAVED WHO NEVER HEARD OF JESUS? The question often comes up about those who were born before Jesus or those today who never heard of them.  Is …

What is a Minister

WHAT IS A MINISTER?  (Shepherds 7) We have seen the terms the Bible uses for pastors: “shepherd,” “bishop/overseer,” “elder” and “pastor-teacher.”  One more term used to describe pastors is “MINISTER.”  …

How to Feed Sheep

HOW TO FEED SHEEP   (Shepherds 6) God’s first responsibility for shepherds and church leaders is to feed His sheep.  We eat several times a day, every day.  We need God’s …

What is a Pastor-Teacher

WHAT IS A PASTOR-TEACHER?  (Shepherds 5) We  have seen some names for pastors: “shepherd,” “bishop/overseer” and “elder.”  In Ephesians 4:11-13, Paul refers to a pastor as a “PASTOR-TEACHER.”  Paul writes …

What is an Elder

WHAT IS AN ELDER? (Shepherds 4) In our last blogs we have seen the terms “shepherd” and “bishop” or “overseer.”  Another term used for pastors is “ELDER.”  In 1 Peter …

God Equips His Shepherds

GOD EQUIPS HIS SHEPHERDS  (Shepherds 2) Being a pastor or leader isn’t easy.  Taking care of sheep is a hard, dangerous, difficult job.  The same is true of shepherding God’s …

Spiritual Shepherds

SPIRITUAL SHEPHERDS (Shepherds 1) It is a great privilege to be used by God to minister to others (1 Timothy 3:1).  God says He will bless and reward those who …