Give Thanks–Paul’s Prayers of Thanksgiving

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Early in my Christian life I obtained Arthur W. Pink’s Gleanings from Paul: The Prayers of the Apostle (Moody 1967). That study of Paul’s prayers in Scripture kindled a spiritual fire in my heart and life. Paul’s example in prayer, especially in the thanks with which he begins most of his epistles, set a pattern for believers throughout the next two millennia and beyond. Paul’s admonition, “in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) certainly challenges each one of us. As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2016, let’s immerse ourselves in opportunities for thanksgiving that the apostle exemplifies through his epistles.… Continue reading

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Galatians 3:28 And Eldership

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GalatiansIn this series of articles concerning the role of eldership and women I have undertaken to establish that leadership in the church is male, here; that Scripture provides for us a pattern of male leadership for God’s people, here; and that likewise Scripture actually prohibits women from participating in two of the main activities of elders – teaching mixed groups of adults and exercising authority over the same, here. Finally, here today I will address the common claim that Galatians 3:28 makes all of these previous arguments moot in the entire discussion.

Many egalitarians agree that the instructions provided in 1 Timothy 2 regarding women, teaching, and the exercise of authority are nothing more than the importation of Roman household codes into the church.… Continue reading

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