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How the Manger Mocks Death

Christ’s treading over death turned the once feared enemy into an object of jeering. As Christ rose from the dead, so every dying believer, in their resurrection, proclaims his overwhelming victory.

Episode 49: How Long Should You Spend on Sermon Prep?

In this episode, Hershael York talks about how pastors in various circumstances can best prepare for sermons while using the time they have efficiently.

Episode 48: How to Prevent Burnout in Ministry

In this episode, Hershael York talks about the importance of rest and taking care of oneself while actively doing ministry.

Episode 47: Invitations at the End of Sermons

In this episode, Hershael York talks about how to incorporate a gospel invitation into each sermon without manipulating a congregation.

Pastor, Don’t Forget to Add Personal Evangelism to Your Crazy Schedule

I have never seen a church with a culture of evangelism who didn’t also have a pastor passionately and actively engaged in evangelism.

Episode 46: Expectations of a Pastor’s Wife

In this episode, Hershael York discusses the important role a Pastor’s wife plays in supporting a ministry.

Episode 45: Challenges a Pastor May Face in Ministry

In this episode, Hershael York discusses the challenges that Pastor’s face at various times in their ministry. If you’re not a Pastor, this episode provides insight on what the role looks like from behind the pulpit.

Episode 44: How to be a Missions-Minded Church

In this episode, Hershael York walks through how to be a church that cares for missionaries, and how to be mindful of those working in the field through giving and mission trips.

Episode 43: How to Practice Church Discipline

In this episode, Hershael York talks about the importance of practicing church discipline and how to get ahead of it.

Getting America’s Most Famous (Or Infamous) Sermon Right

The God of Edwards was not a tyrant or unfair. But he is holy. And thankfully, he is slow to anger.

What Does Scripture Say about the Fall of Satan?

Throughout the history of the church, Christian orthodoxy has regarded the devil and his minions as angels who were created by God but fell into sin and misery.

Episode 41: Knowing Your Ministry Calling

In this episode, Hershael York explains how God reveals His will within a Pastor’s ministry calling.

Episode 40: Preaching the Funeral of a Nonbeliever

In this episode, Hershael York explains how pastors should approach preaching the funerals of nonbelievers.

Elizabeth the Faithful: A Brief Reflection on the Queen

Having been born in the mid-1950s, Elizabeth II (1926–2022) is the only monarch I have ever had. And so, it is very strange to hear the time-hallowed refrain, “The Queen is dead. Long live the King!”

Episode 39: Preaching Secondary and Tertiary Issues

In this episode, Hershael York explains how a pastor should approach second and third tier theological issues from the pulpit.

Episode 38: Protecting and Cultivating Your Marriage

In this episode, Hershael York explains how ministry leaders can invest in the most valuable relationship in your life and ministry.

5 Glorious Lessons in Evangelism from a Pastor Named Ichabod

Though his ministry took place in a distant place and time, Ichabod Spencer has helped me profoundly as both a pastor and an evangelist.

The Holy Spirit’s Crucial Role in Penal Substitutionary Atonement

From beginning to end and through every step of the way, the Holy Spirit was active in Christ’s penal substitutionary atonement.