The Church as Community: Equipped by Godly Men (Part 2)

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equip2Good morning! How did you actively take part in and enjoy the Covenant Community yesterday as we celebrated the Lord’s Day? How will you participate in the Covenant Community today?

Last Friday we began looking at the leadership of the local church and the significance of the stewardship/household theme within the Pastorals Epistles. So today, we consider the role of deacons and women within the Covenant Community.

Deacons: Godly Men who are Servants in the Household of God

I understand that this is an area where Christians can have disagreement in fact here is a great blog on a different view written by Karl Heitman.… Continue reading

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The Church as Community: Equipped by Godly Men

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equip1Growing up my dad and I would sometimes watch the Lone Ranger (no I didn’t see Pirates of the Caribbean 5, I mean Disney’s Lone Ranger).

It has often been said, “There’s no such things as a lone ranger Christian.” This is true. A believer who lives outside the Covenant Community, who lives outside of a local church is not biblical. Rather, biblically believers are marked by their participation within a local church, the local manifestation of the Covenant Community. Biblically, believers live in and participate in the Covenant Community through the local church not para-church organizations. Biblically, believers are marked by their submission to the elders of a local church.… Continue reading

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