Let us pray — both privately and together and as brothers and sisters in the family of God!
Unlike the world and its character of sinfulness, the church is characterized by holiness.
The church—which was created by God, bought by Jesus, and empowered by the Holy Spirit—exists to reflect God’s indescribable love.
We must be marked not merely by the courage to do battle when necessary but also the gentleness, wisdom, and endurance needed to win the peace.
Pastors are sinners dealing with sinners, so criticism is inevitable while ministering in a fallen world.
In our fallen world, sin knows no boundaries, sheep bite, wolves creep into churches, and life is hard.
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.
Without a Christ-centered desire to be useful to his church, personal preference and comfort become the deciding factors. When that happens, we have become consumers, and the church is our product.
The Holy Spirit works through the preaching of the Word to accomplish far more than a pastor will ever know, even in opposition.
During my time at SBTS, I’ve realized that I needed to leave ministry temporarily and give myself to studying the things of God full-time
The church needs a clear definition of its nature before it determines and actualizes its functions and activities.
Isolation and loneliness are common struggles for even the most extroverted pastors, and they remind us that those called to shepherd God’s flock need ministry too.
We should all be Timothy and Paul. That is the Kingdom of God. Disciples making disciples and the faithful learning from the faithful.
It requires patience to lead a congregation to see itself as body, family, temple, and bride—not an optional religious organization to make them feel better about themselves.
Missionaries need more than sending churches. They need a host of staying churches who will remain spiritual mothers in the days, months, and years ahead.
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