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Author Archives: jaypahetogia

Educating the Preacher

A group of psychology students once decided to “educate” one of their lecturers using certain techniques of behavior modification with which their studies had acquainted them. The lecturer in question … Continue reading

01/09/1989

Qualifications for Elders (Part 6)

As we conclude our study of the negative qualifications of elders we find another one given in the inspired list. NO LOVER OF MONEY 1 Timothy 3:3 – “Not covetous” … Continue reading

02/09/1983

Qualifications for Elders (Part 5)

In the past four issues of this publication, attention has been given to the positive qualifications for elders recorded in 1 Timothy 3 and in Titus 1. In the same … Continue reading

02/08/1983 · 1 Comment

Marriage & 1 Corinthians 7

In last month’s article we focused attention upon Matthew 19:9, emphasizing the universality of the Lord’s instruction in this verse and also stressing the logical implications of the exceptive clause. … Continue reading

01/08/1983

Qualifications for Elders (Part 4)

GIVEN TO HOSPITALITY In the inspired list of qualifications for elders, Paul states in 1 Timothy 3:2 that a bishop must be “given to hospitality.” To Titus, (1:8), he used … Continue reading

02/07/1983 · 1 Comment

Remarriage & Matthew 19:9

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled…” (Heb. 13:4). Although the world at large lives in mocking defiance of this scriptural admonition, … Continue reading

01/07/1983

Qualifications for Elders (Part 3)

GOOD REPORT OF THEM WHICH ARE WITHOUT In recent issues, we have given attention to the biblical qualifications of elders. Another positive trait to be possessed is a good reputation. … Continue reading

01/06/1983 · 1 Comment

Qualifications for Elders (Part 2)

SOBER-MINDED, SELF-CONTROLLED 1 Tim.3:2 “vigilant, sober” (KJV); “Temperate, sober-minded” (ASV). Tit. 1:8 “sober…temperate” (KJV); “sober-minded…self-controlled” (ASV). The reader can easily see the similarities in the above words which are listed … Continue reading

02/05/1983 · 1 Comment

Legalism in the Church

Although the term “Legalist” does not appear in Scripture, the term fits perfectly with the attitudes of the Pharisees in the time of Christ. They exalted the Law of Moses … Continue reading

01/05/1983

Christ and His Church

In a previous issue, we spoke of building up the local church and emphasized the importance of both regular attendance and responsible giving. There are other things which we all can … Continue reading

02/04/1983