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  • The Distinction Among Elders - 1 Timothy 5:17-18

    A Difference between EldersThe question: Are there different categories of elders? In my view, the answer to this question turns on 1 Timothy 5:17-18.A. The distinction is not between “ruling elders” and “teaching elders”.1.

  • Finishing Well 2 Timothy 4:7

    Rounding Third and Heading for Home2 Timothy 4:7As I mulled over what to write about a pastor who is entering the winter of his ministry, it occurred to me that I ought to somehow look the future rather than the past. Then, as I chewed on that possibility, another question surfaced: Just what would I wish for him? Or how might I best pray for him? That in turn led me to Paul, the great apostle.

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Tested

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsTested1 Timothy 3:8 DefinitionsNAU 1 Timothy 3:10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach BGT 1 Timothy 3:10 καὶ οὗτοι δὲ δοκιμαζέσθωσαν πρῶτον, εἶτα διακονείτωσ&...

  • biblcal Leadership Traits - Not Double Tongued

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot Double Tongued1 Timothy 3:8 DefinitionsNAU 1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,BGT 1 Timothy 3:8 Διακόνους ὡσαύτως σεμνούς, μὴ διλόγους, μὴ οἴνῳ πολλῷ προσέχοντας, μὴ αἰσχροκερδεῖς,The derivation of this term is = dij twice plus the verb legw = to say or speak or the noun logoj = word. This is the only NT use. Note the LXX at Prov 11...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Man of Dignity

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsMan of Dignity1 Timothy 3:8 DefinitionsNAU 1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,BGT 1 Timothy 3:8 Διακόνους ὡσαύτως σεμνούς, μὴ διλόγους, μὴ οἴνῳ πολλῷ προσέχοντας, μὴ αἰσχροκερδεῖς,We saw in 1 Timothy 3:4-5 that if a man has children, they must be “with all dignity” NAS = σεμνότης). This too is variously translated and can be confusing –...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Holding the Faith

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsHolding the Faith1 Timothy 3:9  DefinitionNAU 1 Timothy 3:9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.BGT 1 Timothy 3:9 ἔχοντας τὸ μυστήριον τῆς πίστεως ἐν καθαρᾷ συνειδήσει.Grammatically, the phr...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Self Control

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsSelf-ControlledTitus 1:8 DefinitionNAU Titus 1:8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,BGT Titus 1:8 ἀλλὰ φιλόξενον φιλάγαθον σώφρονα δίκαιον ὅσιον ἐγκρατῆNote that the KJV is “temperate” while the ESV, NIV are “disciplined”. The term (ἐγκρατής) comes from the preposition “in” (en) and the noun “strength” or “power” (kratoj). The basic meaning of “power in” is more readily rendered to “hold in”...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Devout

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsDevoutTitus 1:8 DefinitionNAU Titus 1:8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,BGT Titus 1:8 ἀλλὰ φιλόξενον φιλάγαθον σώφρονα δίκαιον ὅσιον ἐγκρατIn Titus 1:8 this term (ὅσι&...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Just

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsJustTitus 1:8 DefinitionNAU Titus 1:8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,BGT Titus 1:8 ἀλλὰ φιλόξενον φιλάγαθον σώφρονα δίκαιον ὅσιον ἐγκρατῆ,A number of terms capture the flavor of...

  • biblcal Leadership Traits - Lover of Good

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsLover of What is GoodTitus 1:8 DefinitionNAU Titus 1:8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,BGT Titus 1:8 ἀλλὰ φιλόξενον φιλάγαθον σώφρονα δίκαιον ὅσιον ἐγκρατῆ,There are two love wor...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Not Quick Tempered

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot Quick TemperedTitus 1:7 DefinitionNAU Titus 1:7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,BGT Titus 1:7 δεῖ γὰρ τὸν ἐπίσκοπον ἀνέγκλητον εἶναι ὡς θεοῦ &o...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Not Self Willed

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot Self WilledTitus 1:7 Definition NAU Titus 1:7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,BGT Titus 1:7 δεῖ γὰρ τὸν ἐπίσκοπον ἀνέγκλητον εἶναι ὡς θεοῦ...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Good Reputation

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsGood Reputation1 Tim 3:7 DefinitionNAU 1 Timothy 3:7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. δεῖ δὲ καὶ μαρτυρίαν καλὴν ἔχειν ἀπὸ τῶν ἔξωθεν, ἵνα μὴ εἰς ὀνει...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Not a New Convert

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot a New Convert1 Tim 3:6 Definition NAU 1 Timothy 3:6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. μὴ νεόφυτον, ἵνα μὴ τυφωθεὶς εἰς κρίμα ἐμπέσῃ τοῦ διαβόλου.&ld...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Manages His Household Well

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsManages His Own Household Well1 Timothy 3:4-5; Titus 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:12 Definitions 1 Timothy 3:4-5. I have chosen “manages his own household well” from 1 Tim 3:4,5 to identify what apparently is one trait described with three separate but related statements; two pertaining to the elder and one to the deacon. The focus is on being a father specifically and a manager of the family generally.

  • Must Every Sermon Get to Christ? Luke 24

    Learning from Jesus Along the Emmaus RoadLuke 24:25-27The account of Luke 24:13-35 may be summarized as follows: On the day of Jesus’ resurrection Cleopas and one other person were traveling from Jerusalem to Emmaus, a village located about 7 miles from Jerusalem. As they conversed about the crucifixion and empty tomb events, Jesus joined them on their journey; however, the two travelers did not recognize him. When this stranger asked what they were talking about, they recounted the Jerusa...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Not a Lover of Money

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsFree from the Love of Money1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7; 1 Timothy 3:8 DefinitionThis is a straight up concept. The KJV and the NKJ have “not covetous”. However, most translations give the literal rendering which is “not a lover of money” (ἀ φιλ άργυρος).

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Uncontentious

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsUncontentious1 Timothy 3:3 DefinitionThe other versions translate “not quarrelsome” (ESV, RSV, NIV, NKJ) while the KJV is “not a brawler”. It is the word ἄμαχος that literally means not a fighter whether an individual fight (macon) or with an army as in a battle (mach). It is only used here and in NAS Titus 3:2 to malign no one, to be uncontentious, gentle, showing every consideration f...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Gentle

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsGentle1 Timothy 3:3 DefinitionThese next three traits are apparently in stark contrast to the last qualifications - “but” (ἀλλὰ) – or perhaps directly in contrast to the “pugnacious” (violent) requirement.“Gentle” (ἐπιεικής) is built on two words - epi meaning “upon” and eikoj meaning “without cause, or reason” [see NAS Romans 13:4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear th...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Not Pugnacious

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot Pugnacious1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7 DefinitionPugnacious is not exactly a household word in today’s English. Many other translations have “not violent” (NIV, ESV, RSV, NKJ) while the KJV has “no striker”. It even sounds bad in the Greek – mh πλήκτης.

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Not Addicted to Wine

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot Addicted to Wine1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7; 1 Timothy 3:8 Definition“Not addicted to wine” is a translation of the negative (μὴ) plus the word - pa,roinoj. Literally the idea is: not someone who sits long beside (para) the wine (oinoj). The term appears only these two times.However, similar language is employed to lay out the requirement for deacons to not be “addicted to much wine” (μὴ οἴνῳ π&omi...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Able to Teach

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsAble to Teach1 Timothy 3:2 Definition “Able to teach” is a translation of one word - didaktiko,j. Sounds like the English didactic. This term literally conveys the concept of the establishment of teaching (from the word group “teach” and the root “create”).

  • biblical Leadership Traits - Hospitable

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsHospitable1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8 Definition “Hospitality” is built on two words meaning “love of strangers” (filo,xenoj < filoj xenoj). In the New Testament culture the idea was opening up one’s home, sharing possessions, and rendering assistance as needed. In fact, the verb form of “stranger” (xeni,zw) is often used to describe providing lodging, food, and assistance to strangers – fo...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Respectable

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsRespectable1Timothy 3:2 Definition“Respectable” is the common translation of this quality (ESV/NIV/NASV). The KJV has “good behavior”. It is the adjective ko,smioj.

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Prudent

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsPrudent1Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8 Definition NIV/ESV translates this term “self-controlled” while the KJV has “sober” in both Timothy and Titus. The NASV translates “sensible” in Titus. The term is sw,frona from the sw,frwn family of words.

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Temperate

    Biblical Leadership TraitsTemperate1 Timothy 3:2Definition The noun (nhfa,lioj) is used in only two other places in the NT:1 Tim 3:11NAU 1 Timothy 3:11 Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.Tit 2:2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.The verb is found only six times:NAU 1 Thessalonians 5:6 so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.N...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Husband of One Wife

    Biblical Leadership TraitsHusband of One Wife1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:12 Definitions Literally the phrase is, “a one woman man.” (three words μιας γυναικος ανδρα). Linguistics and grammar are of little help in determining what this phrase means. The assumption is that normally elders will be married (not required however) and that they should be an ideal husband &ndas...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Above Reproach

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsAbove Reproach 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:6,7; 1 Timothy 3:10 Definitions The term in 1 Timothy 3:2 is avnepi,lhmptoj > avn epi ,lhmptoj > av + epi,lambanw = to lay hold of or receive; therefore “not to be taken hold of” is the literal idea.Other uses:NAU 1 Timothy 5:7 Prescribe these things as well, so that they may be above reproachNAU 1 Timothy 6:14 that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach u...

  • Managing Your House

    Manages His Own Household Well 1 Timothy 3:4-5; Titus 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:12 Definitions 1 Timothy 3:4-5. I have chosen “manages his own household well” from 1 Tim 3:4,5 to identify what apparently is one trait described with three separate but related statements; two pertaining to the elder and one to the deacon. The focus is on being a father specifically and a manager of the family generally.

  • Church Discipline Pt 5

    Church Discipline – Now What? Consider this real-life situation: An individual(s) is biblically excluded from membership in the church. Subsequently, he/she attends the church from which he/she was excluded.This situation prompted this question: What relationship should congregants have with such excluded individuals, especially those who still attend worship? This and similar questions are often voiced by church members.General observations designed to help answer the question:We hav...

  • Church Discipline Pt 4

    When Sexual Sin Comes to the Church - Part 21 Corinthians 5:6-13Introduction In the first five verses we learn that: Because all believers are still sinners, we should not be shocked when a member of a local church falls into sexual sin 1However, we should be shocked when a local church tolerates sexual sin by its members by failing to take decisive action 2When one of its members falls into sexual sin, Christ expects the church to confidently judge the matter 3-5 There are severa...

  • Church Discipline Pt 3

    When Sexual Sin Comes to the Church - Part 11 Corinthians 5:1-5 Introduction I offer a reminder of a few things. First, the church at Corinth was founded by Paul during his second missionary journey (Act 18:1-17). Hence he referred to himself as their spiritual father (chap 4).

  • Church Discipline Pt 2

    Church Discipline: A Mark of a True Church #2Introduction Previously we presented four essential concepts to help us frame the necessity for self discipline in the church. They were:God expects holiness from his people. Unfortunately, the description “holy church” is almost an oxymoronChrist requires that his churches confront their own sin Christians are part of a familyNow we must add some essential practices. Practicing self discipline in the churchWe must get these four b...

  • Church Discipline

    Church Discipline: A Mark of a True ChurchIntroduction In light of questions arising from our study of 1 Corinthians 5 I think it appropriate to have a follow-up excursus today on the broad subject of church discipline. I do understand that I have somewhat thoroughly covered this in conjunction with recent situations of church discipline here at FBC. However, not everyone attends our Sunday evening study sessions when most of these kinds of matters are handled.

  • Church Leaders Identity

    Functioning Leaders of the ChurchEphesians 4:11 In Ephesians 4:7-11 we learn something about leaders in the church. FOR REASONS KNOWN ONLY TO GOD, A VARIETY OF FLAWED HUMAN LEADERS ARE SOVEREIGNLY GIVEN TO THE CHURCH 11If we are familiar with Matt 16:18, this is not news. The church was actually built on men like Peter! What was Christ thinking?

  • Congregational Trust Building for Elders

    Thoughts for Elders on Gaining the Trust of the CongregationThe following thoughts are derived from both an implied outworking of Biblical principles regarding elder function in the New Testament local church as well as personal observations based on pastoral experience. Thus, in the main, these tips should be viewed as suggestions rather than Biblical fiat. They are variously applicable to the Board plenarily and to individual Board members as well as to both vocational and non-vocational elder...

  • Authority of Elders

    The Authority of Elders in the Local ChurchThe Church: Who’s In Charge? Introduction First Baptist Church transitioned to elder governance in the early 1980s. In those beginning days, we were an elder lead church rather than an elder rule church. This half way measure proved to be problematic.

  • Elder Leadership Baseline

    Biblical LeadershipThere is no lack of verbiage describing traits for leaders in general and in the church in particular. Leadership models abound. Even though some of these opinions are helpful, this very brief offering deals only with the foundational concepts that underlie the leadership qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9. Nor will I deal with concepts surrounding leadership traits drawn by implication – even though that is legitimate (for instance, an analysi...

  • The Worship of the Church

    Introductory MattersAny complete discussion about worship must begin with the worship of individual believers. Face to face with God Himself, each believer stands alone! This always has been true; it will always be true.

  • The Evangelism of the Church

    The Effective Evangelism of the ChurchMatthew 28:19-20Hallmarks of a Healthy ChurchIllust: DL Moody is reported to have had the following conversation with a leading Christian gentleman in Chicago while seated before the fireplace in his home:Man: “I can be just as good a Christian outside a church as in one.”Moody: said nothing but pulled a burning coal from the fire and set it on the stone floor in front of the fireplace. In silence they both watched the coal gradually smolder and die out.Man:...

  • Life in the Church

    The Dynamic Life of the ChurchActs 2:42-47Hallmarks of a Healthy Church Introduction Illust: A small town had three churches: Presbyterian, Methodist, and Baptist. All three had a serious problem with squirrels in the church. Each church in its own fashion had a meeting to deal with the problem.The Presbyterians decided that it was predestined that squirrels be in the church and that they would just have to live with them.The Methodists decided they should deal with the squirrels lovin...

  • The Storyline of the Church

    The Storyline of the ChurchActs 2:14-41The Church – God’s Great Idea IntroductionHERE ARE THE TOP 10 THINGS YOU’LL PROBABLY NEVER HEAR IN CHURCH (Keith Davis modified)10.Hey! It’s MY turn to sit in the front pew!9. Sign me up for nursery duty for a whole quarter!

  • The Preaching of the Church

    NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication. Expository Preaching Today’s Headlines It was a rare opportunity; what I call a stay-at-home-do-nothing vacation. Including a Sunday.

  • Ministry in the Church

    The Biblical Ministry of the ChurchEphesians 4:12-13Hallmarks of a Healthy Church IntroductionWe all have ideas re: what it means to be committed to God and what the church is all about. But what are God’s thoughts on this subject? What is he looking for?

  • Non-Optional Worship Factors - John 4:23-24

    The Elements of True Worship•1. Worship must be worship–Worship is centered around the relationships of the new covenant rather than rituals of the old covenant–Worship will be real rather than only symbolic–Worship will be entered into with an attitude of homage•2. True worship must always be done in spirit therefore worshipers must…–Be spiritually reborn–Center their thoughts on God rather than self–Deal with sin before worship–Involve the totality of their being not just their intellect•2.

  • Dancing as Worship Art?

    Dancing as Worship in the ChurchQuestion: Is dancing a legitimate worship art? Or more directly, should dancing be part of the worship of the New Testament church?Factors to consider This is a narrow question dealing with dancing as a part of the corporate worship of the local church. It is not a question regarding the appropriateness of dancing per se. Dancing occurs frequently in the OT.Dancing is used in a pagan worship context (Ex 32:19).However, normally it is an expression of cel...

  • Relationship Between Baptism and Communion?

    Is Communion for Baptized Believers Only?  Who should be invited to participate in the the Communion Service of a given local church? I acknowledge that adherents to believers baptism and adherents to infant baptism will of necessity approach this and related issues with somewhat different nuances. I am answering this question from a credo-baptist perspective.Three views are prevalent among evangelical credo-baptist churches.

  • Local Church Statement on Homosexuality

    There are differences among evangelical churches and scholars regarding a Biblical view of homosexuality per se as well as the resultant stance and practice of a given church. However, nearly all agree that local churches and denominations must grapple with this issue. The following is a statement from one local church regarding this issue. POLICY STATEMENTDECLARATION OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF _______________________________, ____________INDIANA PERTAINING TO THE MATTER OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND SAME...

  • Ordination and the Congregation

    Ordination Charge to the ChurchIntroductionPastoral ministry is replete with many delights. One that I immensely enjoy is observing a young man enter Christian ministry and realizing that my journey with him began in the hospital room at his birth. So I am privileged to play a small part in this special day.I have been tasked to deliver a brief charge to the congregation in conjunction with the ordination of xxx.

  • Reflections on a Preaching Ministry

    It's the Word!Several years ago, I sat for an interview with a pastoral colleague. The following is the skeleton of that exchange. 1. How long have you been involved in an expository preaching ministry?I started in Yarmouth Iowa in Nov 1971 – was there for only 2+ yrs2.

  • Membership Expectations

    Expectations of Local Church Members A concerned individual reminded me the other day that I needed to temper my frustration with shoddy performance at the church in light of the fact that I was dealing with “volunteers not soldiers.” I accepted that sentiment as a well meant piece of advice intended to encourage rather than rebuke. However, it prompted me to reflect on what we should expect of church members. This is also the main subject of Thomas Rainer’s book, High Exp...

  • Pastoring Fellow Elders

    Shepherding Fellow Leaders Introduction As I read Eph 4:11-14, I conclude that pastors must act as if they have an appointment from God to serve in the local church; yet they can not be full of themselves. In the right sense they are gifts from God to the church. But, it is God’s church not the pastor’s.

  • A Review of the Regulative Principle

    Governing Our Lives First, I offer a brief word of explanation. These thoughts, untidy as they may be, are shared in hopes that healthy discussion regarding corporate worship might break out among Christ’s churches - particularly among leaders and faithful congregants. If you find my tone irenic, I will be pleased.

  • Optimism and the Church

    Optimism and the Church  NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication. Recently some thoughts in Wayne Mack’s book, "Life in the Fathers House" re-energized me. As he discusses the importance of the local church and our relation to it, he makes the following apt observation.

  • Congregational Hospitality

    During the months following my retirement from the pastoral ministry and for the first time since the first year of our marriage, Judy and I were faced with finding a new church home. We weren’t dreading this experience, but neither can I say that we were looking forward to it. After all, one doesn’t just gleefully walk away from the church family we had loved for forty years.

  • Missions Strategy

    NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication.   Unfortunately, many local churches make missions decisons  on a whatever-is-blowing-in-the-wind-at-the-moment basis. This could be whatever the popular trend is, who the applicant knows, a vague local tradition, denominational pronouncements, the geographical distribution of pins on the missionary map, and so forth.

  • Revitalization of a Church

    NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication.  Revitalizing a Local Church After soliciting from his disciples the right response regarding his identity (“who do you say that I am?”), Jesus promises to build his church and guarantees its success (“I will build my church and the gates of hades will not prevail against it”). This is a rather stupendous statement. Christ will do his kingdom work on the shoulders of human beings.

  • Role of Women in the Church

    NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication.  Introduction What role should women play in the life of a church? In many circles this is a non-question. It is certainly an inappropriate question politically.  Why should we even ask such a question?

  • Deaconesses in the church?

      NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication. The question under consideration is, “who are the ‘women’ of 1 Timothy 3:11?”  The question is a simple one, yet it is difficult to answer dogmatically. Popular translations are: ESV  1 Timothy 3:11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.

  • Family Integrated Divided Video

    NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication. Explanatory note: this critique was written for the benefit of the First Baptist Church family in Carmel, Indiana. Recently, I asked a member of our church why his kids were no longer participating in the youth ministry.

  • Distinctiveness of the Church

      NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication.   Introduction Separation is both an ignored and an abused teaching. On the one hand, the notion of the church separating itself from pagan society or from heresy is little spoken of in our day of pragmatism and a market-driven church.

  • Baptism and Church Membership

      NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication.   I have taught that the New Testament does not envision an un-baptized Christian; that the mode of baptism found in the New Testament is immersion; that the proper candidates for baptism are professing believers. I believe the clear teaching and example of the New Testament substantiates these tenets.

  • Membership in a Local Church

      NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication. I love Christ’s church. I have given most of my life to it.

  • Decisional Regeneration: Public Invitations in the Church

    NOTICE: This article has not been prepared, formatted, or edited for formal publication.   Prior to the 1963 first Congress on Evangelism, Billy Graham invited noted evangelical theologian, Dr. Carl Henry, to serve as Chairman of the event.