Thematic Studies


It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

God sows four foundational seeds in his New Covenant church: the Lordship of the Spirit, the authority of the Word, the ministry of the saints, and making Christ visible. Employing these truths, leaders equip the body to join with them to make God visible to a watching and needy world.

Biblical Eldership (video)
The Identity of Elders Titus 1:5-9
Shepherding God's Flock Acts 20:17-36
Identify and Appoint Elders 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Unanimity and Listening Acts 15:1-29
Evaluation and Discipline Matthew 18:15-17
A Model for Change Mark 10:35-45
Conclusion 2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Servant Leadership
The Lord and His Church Various
Honored Servants John 13:12-17
Leadership in the Church Mark 10:35-45
Servant Leadership and Eldership Various
A Pastor's Authority Mark 10:42-43a
When All Else Fails...Read the Directions
Introduction Ephesians 1:22-23
Ch 1: Can It Be? Matthew 16:18
Ch 2: The Living Church Ephesians 4:1-16
Ch 3: Looking for Missing Links Ephesians 4:16
Ch 4: Leadership... or Domination? Matthew 23:8-10
Ch 5: God Gives Pastors--For What? John 8:28-29
Ch 6: Workers Together with God Acts 10:34-44
Ch 7: Motivating Men Exodus 3:7-4:14
Ch 8: Kinks in the Links Luke 12:37
Ch 9: Spiritual Boot Camp 2 Corinthians 2:14
Ch 10: Letters to the 20th Century Church Revelation 2:29
Appendices Various
Expository Preaching
The Glory of Preaching 1 Corinthians 2,4
The Preparation of Expository Sermons Various
The Accountability of the Preacher 1 Corinthians 4
On Expository Preaching Various
The Primacy of Preaching Various
What the Bible Means to Me Jeremiah 15:16
Baptism, Tithing & Church Discipline
The Meaning of Baptism Various
Tithing Deut 26:1-10
The Godly Use of Assets, Time and Money Various
Tell It to the Church Matthew 18:15-18
Lessons from the Past
Secret Growth Mark 4:26-29