Embracing the ordinary means of grace as a sufficient and comprehensive approach to ministry isn’t merely about coming to the right theological conclusions, it’s a matter of the heart.
Sam Emadi (PhD, SBTS) is senior pastor at Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church in Louisville, KY and senior editor at 9Marks.
If we’re honest, every Christian would rather have a faithful preacher who occasionally mumbles words and gets lost in his notes than a shallow, captivating one.
Faithful sermons exposit the text, and faithful exposition takes into account the text’s literary, historical, covenantal, and ultimately canonical context.
Many Christians have opposed church discipline for understandable, albeit uninformed, unbiblical, and misguided reasons.
The more we hold ourselves to our covenant promises, the more our relationships grow.