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What is an essential quality for a pastor to possess to shepherd the weaker brother in his church?

The progress of sanctification is typically slow for everyone.  This is even more the case for the weaker brother (Rom. 14:1-2, 1 Cor. 8-10).  Shepherding the soul of the weaker brother requires a lot of time and effort.  It can

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How does Paul tell Titus to revitalize a church?

Well, Paul doesn’t tell Titus how to revitalize a church.  Instead, Paul instructs Titus about how to establish healthy, biblical churches in Crete (Titus 1:5) that reflect God’s design for the local church.  Having said that, regardless whether you are

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Should pastors try to unite 2 churches that split from the other?

One of the most painful and heartbreaking times in our church’s 80 year history was the church split that took place in the early 1980’s.  The pastor at the time took half the church and planted another church just a few

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What is the purpose of the Lord’s Supper?

I have had a decade long wrestling match with the Lord’s Supper.  Many conversations with others.  Searching the Scriptures to find answers.  Heated conversations with young seminarians.  Thoughtful pushback from fellow pastors.  I believe I have found the answer.  The answer is best

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