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Everyone is a Pastor

The Pastoral Epistles with Dr. Mark Strauss

Saved in Order to Do Good

Everyone is a Pastor • February 17, 2019 • Dr. Mark Strauss

Paul concludes his letter to Titus by talking about the transforming power of the grace of God.

Living Out Salvation in All of Life

Everyone is a Pastor • February 10, 2019 • Dr. Jeannine Brown

Titus is to teach what is right—both right belief and right practice. He is to exhort the church in all its parts (old and young, male and female, slave and free) to doing what is good and be self-controlled.

Opposing False Teachers

Everyone is a Pastor • February 3, 2019 • Dr. Mark Strauss

Paul turns to condemn false teachers who are causing trouble with sensationalistic teaching, legalistic practices, false doctrine and immorality.

Appointing Elders who Love What is Good

Everyone is a Pastor • January 27, 2019 • Dr. Mark Strauss

Paul gives Titus qualifications for Elders: Biblically-grounded and Spirit-led leadership is essential for the healthy functioning of the church.

Introduction to Titus

Everyone is a Pastor • January 20, 2019 • Dr. Mark Strauss

Titus was one of Paul's closest & most trusted disciples. To left Titus in Crete to 'put in order what was left unfinished'.

Following Jesus: Paul's Seven Last Words

Everyone is a Pastor • January 13, 2019 • Dr. Jim Smith III

Paul recalls trials and triumphs in the thirty years since his Damascus Road conversion.

Paul's Final Charge to Timothy

Everyone is a Pastor • January 6, 2019 • Dr. Glen G. Scorgie

The Apostle Paul concludes his charge to Timothy. This is Paul’s earthly grand finale, so to speak, the moment when he passes the baton to his younger successor (and to countless other Christians who will follow).

The Power of Scripture

Everyone is a Pastor • December 30, 2018 • Dr. Mark Strauss

Paul encourages Timothy again to follow Paul’s model of faith, love and perseverance through suffering. Timothy will be able to do this if he holds fast to the sound teaching he received from Paul and remains faithful to the Word of God.

Don't Be Like Those False Teachers

Everyone is a Pastor • December 16, 2018 • Dr. Jeannine Brown

After commending an appropriate way of living for Timothy as the Lord's servant, Paul warns Timothy to avoid following the path of those who have succumbed to false teaching and godless living.

Marks of a True Christian

Everyone is a Pastor • December 9, 2018 • Dr. Mark Strauss

We learn here the marks of a true Christian who lives a life pleasing to God.

Encouragement to Endurance

Everyone is a Pastor • December 2, 2018 • Dr. Mark Strauss

Paul calls on his faithful disciple to be courageous in the face of suffering, to train up the next generation, to faithfully serve his Lord.

Call to Bold Endurance

Everyone is a Pastor • November 25, 2018 • Dr. Mark Strauss

From his imprisonment in Rome, Paul calls Timothy to stay faithful to the Lord, to the Gospel, and to Paul himself.

Thanks for the Memory – and Mentorship

Everyone is a Pastor • November 18, 2018 • Dr. Jim Smith III

Thanksgiving! Paul’s first letter to Timothy emphasized that “We’re all pastors” – and found “equipping the Next Generation” a vital priority. In II Timothy, we hear both the apostle’s closing word to a beloved disciple, and “famous last words" approaching death by Roman martyrdom.

Concluding Charge to Timothy

Everyone is a Pastor • November 11, 2018 • Dr. Jeannine Brown

In these final verses, Paul charges Timothy to "take hold of eternal life", which includes pursuing such key virtues of faith, love, and endurance.

False Teachers and the Love of Money

Everyone is a Pastor • November 4, 2018 • Dr. Mark Strauss

Paul returns to false teachers, greed and the love of money. He warns Timothy against the destructive power of wealth.

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