But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

The Shepherd leader - Apologetic Report
Monday, 14 November 2016 13:05

Multiply Your Gift for the Alliance

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The Alliance has a unique opportunity to multiply your financial support this month. On November 18, for 24-hours only, we will once again be participating in the Lancaster Foundation ExtraOrdinary Give. Donations made to the Alliance through our ExtraOrdinary Give web page on that day will...

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When you come right down to it, the heart of shepherding and success in shepherding for that matter, boils down to the importance of relationships.
 
This is quite clear in the dynamic that Jesus established in John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd, and I know my own and my own know...

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Monday, 07 March 2016 07:21

Why we fail at church discipline?

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Most of us who have been in church leadership for some time understand the frustration of failed efforts in church discipline. Here’s how it goes. We learn that a member has left his wife. We reach out to him to see what the circumstances are.

We are rebuffed. Then we send him a letter asking...

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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 08:24

What makes an effective sermon?

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Lots of ink has been spilled trying to outline the elements of an effective sermon. This is a very important matter to the shepherd who is called to feed the flock.

I remember a conversation at a faculty meeting at Westminster Seminary early in my tenure there. The elements of an effective sermon...

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