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10-Shepherding Conference (LiveBlog)

The soldier who is on active duty must lead an untangled life because if war suddenly breaks out, the soldier would be held down, unable to accomplish his task and effectively useless. The key verse is 2 Tim 2:1-4 with a focus on verses 3 and 4. “Entangles” is in the present tense with a…

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09-Shepherding Conference (LiveBlog)

Continuing in the overview of the qualifications for elders, we turn our focus to 1 Tim 3:4-5. In particular this section focuses on the home because the relationship between the home and the church of God is closely tied. There are, of course, other verses that underpin this subject header: 1 Cor 11:3, 8011; Eph…

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08-Shepherding Conference (LiveBlog)

Jude 3 is excellent for shepherds to study. “Earnestly Contend” has a root that is used elsewhere in Scripture. In Col 1:28 and Col 2:1 it is in regard to doctrine and reflects the striving agony, energy and intense effort akin to that of an athlete. In 1 Tim 6:12 and 2 Tim 4:7 it…

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07-Shepherding Conference (LiveBlog)

This session focuses on Acts 2:42 and two simple words “Continued Steadfastly”. Continued simply means that what they began to do, they repeated to do while steadfastly means to adhere or cling to. So they repeated the adhering to four principles: the Pattern of Truth (the Apostles Doctrine), Parentage (Relational Fellowship), their Practice of the…

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