Requirements for a Minister of the Gospel

Measure by the Bible

The Bible word “minister” means to humbly serve others with your life. It was our Lord who specified this definition. “Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall … Read more

Rightly Dividing the Truth

Bible open with magnifying glass on it.

Understanding the difference between the unchangeable principles of the gospel, and the context of the original text. Note: if you prefer, here is a PDF version of “Rightly Dividing the Truth“ I have observed a common fear and misunderstanding within the church, regarding scriptural text, the differences in local ministerial guidance, and then the actual … Read more

Communion – The Lord’s Supper

Lord's last supper

Note: if you prefer, here is a PDF version of “Communion – The Lord’s Supper“ This communion ordinance is known as: “the Lord’s supper” because Christ instituted it (Luke 22:19-20, Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24) and the Apostle Paul also spoke of it this way (1 Corinthians 11:20). It is known as the “communion” because of … Read more

Sanctification and the Infilling of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost

Note: if you prefer, here is a PDF version of “Sanctification and the Infilling of the Holy Spirit“ Webster defines the word ‘sanctify’ as: 1. To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a sacred office or to religious use or observance; to consecrate by appropriate rites. 2. To make free from sin; to … Read more

Baptism

Baptizing in the river

Note: if you prefer, here is a PDF version of “Baptism” Baptism is derived from the Greek word “baptize” meaning “to immerse”. Never is sprinkling or pouring found in the Bible in relation to water baptism. Water baptism signifies a burial as well as a resurrection. So according to the example in the Bible, we … Read more