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Thursday 19th of September 2019

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Qualifications of the Minister
Written by Ben Winslett   
Friday, 13 September 2019 09:04

The qualifications of the ministry aren't a suggestion. If a candidate doesn't fit these, he's not qualified. If a preacher who was once steadfast falls from this standard, he's no longer qualified. We all fail, myself daily. But these qualifications are what they are, and no one is to get a free pass.

Each of these is crucial to the nature of the ministry. As a few examples, a preacher must be of good behavior, lest he bring shame and reproach upon the cause. He must be be apt to teach, or the flock he leads won't learn. He must not be a striker or a brawler, because all he will do is fight and war with others, many times other preachers. He must not be greedy of filthy lucre, else he would would perform, rather than preach, in order to generate himself more popularity and income. Vigilance and sober-mindedness give him the clarify of mind, focus, and resolve he needs. And he must be patient! He is to lead sheep belonging to his Shepherd.

You get a glimpse into the way a man will perform in the ministry by watching his home life. If he is overbearing or harsh as a father, he will be overbearing or harsh as a pastor. If he is slack as a father, he will be slack as a pastor. If he is absent and distracted as a father, he will be as a pastor. You get the point.

As the ministry is a sacred work, too much is at stake to disregard the qualifications of such.

1Timothy 3:2-7 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

 
Thoughts on Acts 2:38
Written by David Wise   
Thursday, 12 September 2019 06:18

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38)

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The Romans Road to Salvation
Written by David Wise   
Monday, 02 September 2019 11:25

It’s commonly taught in “decisional Christianity” today that one can follow the “Romans Road to Salvation”, ultimately confess and believe on Jesus Christ and be saved to eternal life. This supposed road to eternal salvation follows certain verses in the book of Romans culminating in Rom. 10:9, calling upon the sinner to confess and believe on Jesus Christ and pray the Sinner’s Prayer to be saved. This Romans Road to Salvation – which we will call the “Free Will Romans Road” for clarification purposes – is generally centered around five questions and corresponding verses from Romans to answer each question.

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Helpers of Your Joy
Written by David Wise   
Monday, 02 September 2019 07:27

“Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.” – 2 Corinthians 1:24

 

God has not called his pastors to exercise lordship or dominion over his church, but God gave gifts to the church and called men to preach to help the joy of God’s people. We need to have that perspective of the ministry. Preachers are called to aid and help and promote our joy in the Lord by dispensing to the church the word of God.

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MTZCAST Episode 16 | Salvation Secure
Written by Ben Winslett   
Monday, 26 August 2019 10:20

In this episode of MTZCAST, we celebrate our Youtube channel's 200th subscriber with a special video about the eternal security of the family of God.

Covered in this video:

  • John 6
  • Hebrews 8
  • Romans 8:29-30
  • Spiritual Israel
  • Eternal security

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG8npuaI1dI

 
Glad Tidings - September 2019
Written by David Wise   
Friday, 23 August 2019 19:23

Please enjoy reading the September 2019 edition of the Glad Tidings newsletter.

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The Way of True Worship Documentary
Written by Ben Winslett   
Friday, 09 August 2019 00:00

In case you missed it, be sure to check out this video produced in 1987 on the beliefs of Primitive Baptists, entitled The Way of True Worship. Someone recently loaned me a VHS of this film after discovering I had never heard of it. I converted it to DVD and uploaded it to the Marchtozion Youtube channel in its original, unedited form.

I'm certain that for many of you who were Primitive Baptists in the 80s, seeing these elders as they appeared then will bring back many fond memories. We hope you enjoy.

-Ben

Click here to watch.

 

 
MTZCAST Episode 15 | The Christian Response to Shootings
Written by Ben Winslett   
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 11:41

What should the Christian response to mass shootings be? Or other violent tragedies inflicted by humans? We consider that subject in this episode of MTZCAST.

Covered in this video:

  • Featured Resource: 1987 PB documentary
  • Invitation to Association
  • Responding to violence, from a Christian worldview

 
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