Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.
The book of Daniel isn’t about Daniel. The book of Daniel is about Daniel’s God. If what you’ve taught or learned from this soaring book is that you should “dare to be a Daniel,” then I’m afraid you entirely missed the point.
Remember, all Scripture is inspired and profitable for God’s people (2 Tim 3:16). All of Scripture points to the gospel and to the Lord Jesus Christ. So in that sense, it doesn’t matter what text you choose to preach. Preach Christ and Him crucified. Exalt Him and get out of the way.
Unless you’re one of those people that is into arcane prophecy and end-times speculation, then why should you preach the book of Ezekiel? Here are three reasons.
Yet another pastor committed suicide. But this time, he was my close friend. And so I keep asking myself: How can I make sense of this?
Rather than aiming to “finish” the missionary task, let’s unite under the more modest banner of simply being faithful to the task.
All of us—not just preachers—should beware bad biblical theology. But what exactly does bad biblical theology look like?
Did you know that John Knox—the champion of the Scottish Reformation, the fearless preacher, the uncompromising prophet—was once defeated by a church business meeting?
Have you ever thought that you, your house, and your time are not your own but rather God’s ordained way of escape for someone?
When you’re preaching through the Bible, don’t neglect Lamentations.
A preacher who studies the text but not his people is missing out on clearer application and more nuanced communication.
Four themes throughout this ancient book will particularly benefit your congregation today.
Practically, let’s talk about when and how pastors can guide dating or engaged couples through difficult conversations about past sexual sin.
Local churches ought to be the “safest space” for Christians to confess sins in general and sins tied to pornography in particular.