March 31, 2019

Men are not to be forced into service as shepherds.  They are to be encouraged by their fellow brethren to serve, but not forced to serve.  When a brother’s name is submitted by the members of the church for consideration, it is not just for the church to consider, but...

March 24, 2019

We have had sermons and articles on a wide variety of topics dealing with Shepherds in the Lord’s church since the beginning of the year.  There have been many opportunities to study, to ask questions, and to seek out answers from the scriptures together. 

The firs...

March 17, 2019

“It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. “ - I Timothy 3:1

It is all too easy for any generation in any time to seek to adapt the church to the culture.  Every culture and every generation must fig...

March 10, 2019

Shepherds are Overseers, not CEO’S (Chief Executive Overlords). Their role is not simply to sit in a bored room (pun intended) and make decisions or bark out orders.  Their role, as underling shepherds of the Chief Shepherd Jesus Christ (I Peter 5:4), is to follow His...

March 3, 2019

The church is charged with a solemn duty in selecting shepherds for the local flock.  This is a process that is to be continually done through the generations, and always with the same standard of measure (the scriptures—II Timothy 3:16) and the same standard of conduc...

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