Category Archives: 1 Samuel

Portrait of an Elder Approved by God

A Message to Prepare our Congregation for the Election of Ruling Elders Exodus 18.13-27; 1 Samuel 16.1-7; Titus 1.4-9 Mark Dever is not only the leader of a great congregation, Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, but he leads a … Continue reading

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Humble Advice to Pulpit Nominating Committees

Through my ministry, a number of churches have asked my counsel on how they should approach building their pastoral profile as they begin to seek out their pastor. I have the following things to say, and then would like to … Continue reading

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“But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God” (1 Samuel 30.6b ESV).   I met a doctor recently. I told him that we have so many fine physicians in our flock that if I ever had to call, “Is … Continue reading

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