ch49 The Biblical Pastor: The Biblical Duty

The Biblical Pastor: The Biblical Duty

By David Cox

 [ch49] v2 ©2013 http://www.coxtracts.com/

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Jer 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.  




God has prepared the life of each believer in relation with a congregation and local community of believers, where there should be at least one man of God that “pastors them”. To pastor is to spiritually take care of the believers.

This is the heart of God and it is his promise (Jeremiah 3:15). But the problem with many churches is that they do not understand or know what are the duties of a pastor (and at times neither does the pastor), so we need to search the Scriptures to understand God’s teaching on this matter, what are the duties and responsibilities of a pastor.

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doct04 Hell and Heaven, Hades, & Paradise

Hell and Heaven with studies on Hades, Paradise, Heaven and the Pit
[d04] v1 ©2005 www.coxtracts.com
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The themes of punishment and judgment are mentioned some 234 times in 264 chapters of the NT. It is interesting that we know more about hell through the teaching of Jesus Christ than any other person or source. It occupied a very important place in the mind of Christ, and he warned those who would listen so that they would avoid that place and the punishment that is there.




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pent02 Spiritual Baptism: baptism in the Holy Spirit

Spiritual Baptism: The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
By David Cox
[pent02] v1 ©2005 www.coxtracts.com
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When? What is it? Who does it? Requirements? The Earnest, It is not speaking in Tongues.




The Spirit in the Old Testament

In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit came upon and left individuals. Samson (Judges 14:6, 19; 15:14), Saul (1 Sam 10:6, 10), Ezekiel (Eze. 11:5) all had the Holy Spirit come upon them to fill them for a service to God. Few believers had the Holy Spirit “in” them (Eze. 2:2; 3:24) even though King David had the Spirit always in him (1 Sam 16:13). Even so David felt that God had cut fellowship with him when David walked in sin. Psalm 51.11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Also, the Spirit of God is that which fights against sin within man. Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed (angered) his Holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Genesis 6:3 And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh… (Acts 7:51). Continue reading

pc21 God hears only the Contrite

God hears only the Contrite
By David Cox

[PC21] v3 2018
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In God hears the contrite, we examine the problem of why God does not hear some prayers, but actually, He does hear, but he doesn’t act on those prayers. This is because of the attitude and life of the person praying, he is arrogant and not contrite and humble. TOPICS: My will or God’s will? | God does not tolerate Arrogant People | How to get my request? | Mercy is Essential | The Spiritual war over kneeling




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fam26 Wise advice for youth

Wise Advice for Youth
By David Cox
[fam26] v1 ©2011 www.coxtracts.com
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The Way Things Are

Gen 8:21 for the imagination of man’s heart [is] evil from his youth

Even God Himself recognizes that in this stage of life, the wickedness of the heart begins and really gets going strongly in the human heart.

Youth is a difficult time, whatever the person or his situation. Actually, at the age of 13 to 18, the human body undergoes a lot of changes. The hormones start kicking in, and a child becomes an adult. It is a time of transition to an adult which is when the body goes (height) as well as becomes fully functioning. Youth begin to have a sexual life in that they are physically mature enough to have sex, have babies, and they begin to think about this (again their hormones are at work).

Psa 129:1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: 2 any a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me. Continue reading

salv10 Having a Personal Devotional Time

How to have a Personal Devotion Time with God

Suggestions and Observations

By David Cox

[Salv10] v1 ©2009 www.coxtracts.com
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In this tract, we examine some helpful elements in how to have personal devotions. TOPICS: What is personal devotional time? | What are the elements of a devotional time? | Why should we have personal devotional time? | Helps to structure it | Why should we have personal devotions?




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pent04 Modern tongues speaking

Modern Tongues Speaking
Why we do not practice or endorse modern Speaking in Tongues
[pent04] v1 ©2005 www.coxtracts.com
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1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.




Their Accusation against Us

If we are people who truly follow the Bible to the setter of the law, then some accuse us by saying, “Why don’t you speak in tongues like they did in the Bible?” We will reaffirm first off that we do follow literally the Bible, except when there is obviously a reason to not follow it like in the case of King David’s adultery. That was not given for us to follow as an example. We also understand that some activities are limited and temporal, such as the sacrifice of animals on the altar in the temple. Hebrews explains that this has ceased for New Testament believers.

The principal problem with modern tongues speaking is (1) they do not define biblically what is tongues speaking, (2) they do not practice what they claim is tongues according to the rules set out by God.




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SSTeen3-03 Keeping your Soul: The Ear Gate to the Mind

Keeping your Soul: The Ear Gate to the Mind
By David Cox
© 2012

Sunday School Series 3, Number 3
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In this Sunday School class, we examine the effect of constantly seeing and hearing sin over and over again, and how it wears down our resistance to sin as happened in the life of Lot.




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SST3-02 Keeping your Soul Visual Door to the Mind

Keeping your Soul Visual Door to the Mind
By David Cox © 2012

Sunday School Series 3, Number 2
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In this Sunday School class, we examine what the Bible has to say about letting evil things into our mind and soul by the visual eye gate. When we set evil before us on a constant basis, it can do nothing good to us, and it will eventually wear down the strongest of Christians into accepting these sins.




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