Wise Pastors Understand Emotions I’ve lived and pastored near Detroit, Michigan for almost six years now. It’s a city that has rightly earned the moniker “The Motor City.” The automobile industry dominates our economy, and this goes well beyond the Big 3 automakers: Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Thousands of smaller companies supply the Big 3 … More For Elders, Pastors, and those in Ministry…02/01/2023
There is an old story of a father who took his young son out and stood him on the railing of their back porch. He then went down, stood on the lawn, and encouraged the child to jump into his arms. “I’ll catch you,” the father said confidently. After a lot of coaxing, the little … More In God We Trust?
In 1850, aged sixteen, Spurgeon was tricked into preaching his first sermon. At that time, a small preaching group based at St. Andrew’s Street Chapel in Cambridge was used to supplying preachers for the surrounding villages. Impressed by the recently converted teenager, the leader of the group asked Spurgeon to go to the little village … More Preaching With Purpose
By Patrick Slyman Today, I’m writing to my fellow expositors out there—men who have dedicated their lives to mining the riches of God’s Word, who have committed themselves to drawing their people to the text of Scripture, and who rest on the Spirit to take their lisping words and change their people’s hearts. READ … More Preaching and Criticism: How Does the Expositor Remain Faithful to His Calling
In his letter to the Colossian believers, Paul recognized the danger that false teaching presented to the church. After normal greetings and summaries, Paul launches a new section in Colossians 2:8 where he gives them a strong warning… READ MORE > > >
Here is a five part series from GTY Ministries that I hope you enjoy: The Most Important Question: Part 1 The Most Important Question: Part 2 The Most Important Question: Part 3 The Most Important Question: Part 4 The Most Important Question: Part 5
Christ’s words in the Bible are very clear; Go Forth and make disciples of all nations…Matthew 28:19-20. Some observations from this discourse: This is an IMPLICIT COMMAND from Christ, not a suggestion It is applicable to ALL true believers It is a command to GO OUT from the church into the World It is a … More Ready to Go but Willing to Stay
If we thought the worship wars were over, we were wrong. Music in the church has rightfully become an ongoing conversation with an ever-changing landscape. With a plethora of discussions already had, whether it be on fog machines and strobe lights, hymnals, and projected lyrics, traditional versus modern instrumentation, undoubtedly the task of defending the purity of worship … More The Ministry of Music Ministry
A Theology of Sin and Sovereignty: How Sin Never Disrupts God’s Sovereign Decree “This is my Father’s world: O let me ne’er forget. That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”1 This stanza from Maltbie Babcock’s hymn This is My Father’s World has comforted many Christians since it was published in 1915. It … More A Theology of Sin and Sovereignty
Many Christians, rightly concerned about protecting the Church’s witness in front of the wider world, have embraced claims about the church that simply are not true. Last week, Pastor Josh Howerton of Lakepointe Church in Dallas shared a fascinating Twitter thread demonstrating that when it comes to the Church’s reputation, perception is not always reality… READ MORE @ … More What Church is Really Like
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