It is painful to watch shepherds fleece the flock they are leading, and so what follows is written with an eye to those churches who may be suffering from the effects of a narcissistic pastor.
How easily younger ministers can assume that newer is better. Yet younger pastors need the perspective of those who’ve gone before us.
May we speak slowly and listen carefully, so that many souls be preserved by churches who abide by patient peacemaking.
Was is sinful for Rahab to lie? Did she actually lie at all?
Every time believers assemble in God’s name, we participate in a heavenly reality. So, we should order our assemblies by the divine pattern God has given.
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.
The Sermon on the Mount may be the most well-known and most misunderstood sermon in all of history.
Christmas is not just about baby Jesus. It’s about the warrior-king Jesus, coming to redeem his people.
Preach Christ in all of Scripture, because only by seeing him will we become like him — the purpose for which we were created and redeemed.
Ministry is hospitality, and hospitality that is more than an event. It is simply the Christian way of life.
Let us give praise to God for the Psalms and praise him with the Psalms.
Perhaps you have heard or repeated Charles Spurgeon’s famous axiom, “I take my text and make a beeline to the cross.” The trouble is Charles Spurgeon probably never said it.1 Worse, the simplistic axiom fails to account for the textual shape and biblical contours of the Bible, not to mention the infelicitous way it misjudges…
Church discipline is not only biblical, it is loving.
What a glorious gift, the new birth is. Not only does God justify us when he gives us faith; he also empowers us to begin a life of sanctification.
Christ’s disciples always need the Word of God and they need faithful teachers to help them understand what it means and how it applies.
For followers of Christ, discipleship is not an optional extra for interested Christians.
What a sad thought, that theology is only for the professional theologians. May we who prize theology stress its place in the church and show how practical it is, for in so doing we will save both ourselves and those around us.
In orthodox Christology, the priesthood of Christ has been a regular feature of Jesus’ messianic portrait. In Reformed circles, the munus triplex goes back to before Calvin.