If you’ve got areas in your life that you are intentionally keeping in the dark, you’ve not only got to confess your sin, but you’ve got to attach yourself to people who can help keep you accountable.
Seminarians study and write papers. But when it comes to being ready for ministry, one qualification usually remains the most elusive: experience.
Don’t think that because you are a pastor you’re beyond using the common means that porn strugglers typically use.
Whether you are revitalizing a church in critical condition, planting a new church, or shepherding a flock in stable condition, you will experience the weight of the cross.
When people look at us, do they see a people gloriously uneasy in this world because we’re longing for another?
Spurgeon called the 3 R’s “three doctrines that must be preached above all else,” and they draw from three different chapters of Scripture that “deal with the things in the fullest manner:” Genesis 3:14-15 (Ruin), Romans 3:21-26 (Redemption), John 3:1-8 (Regeneration). Why do I think it makes a good preaching or evangelism method? Because each of…
What if you miss something bigger than missing out on a sermon or singing when you don’t gather with your church body?
Church revitalization leaders should be consummate students of risk-taking.
The pages of Scripture overflow with the doctrine of uncomfortable grace.
Annoyance is not an attribute someone can possess; it’s a response we have.
Do you shrink back from saying what you believe to gain the praise of others?
Every number is a person, with a face and a soul—but we must remember that we are not pastoring assembly lines.
The Lord’s Supper is not a private meal that individuals share with Jesus. It is a communal meal for all of Christ’s people to worship together.
All faithful pastors regularly feel pressed to their limits. Here’s how to thrive in your weakness.
I plan to continue this practice for the rest of my life, for I never outgrow the need for the practical wisdom of this divinely-inspired book.
Sermons must be accurate and eloquent. Pointing people to Christ through proclaiming the Scripture demands committed excellence in every way from every fiber of our being.
Let’s power down, seek to connect with one another, and encourage each other to press on as we together proclaim the faith once for all delivered to the saints .
There are many more questions we could ask of our sermons, but these five get to the heart of biblical preaching.