Baptism is an authorized declaration of the credibility of someone’s confession, not just a private judgment about whether we think someone is a Christian.
Has anyone had a church member recently ask, “Hey, when are you going to finally preach a series through Amos?”
In every case, a church ought to be careful, weeding through words to attempt to discern the motivation behind a profession of faith―in other words, its credibility.
Even in life’s most tragic moments, Christians can be thankful for the local church.
If we aim to preach Christ in our churches, then we must preach about what he endured and overcame on the cross.
We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2018 that helped you be a better pastor?
Joel reaches all the way back to the curses of the Old Covenant and then all the way forward to anticipate the fulfillment of the New Covenant. It walks us from the Pentateuch to Revelation.
While caring for those who are suffering, many pastors are tempted to feel overwhelmed and under-qualified. If that’s you, pastor, here are five things to remember.
Why should pastors preach through the book of Hosea? Consider these four reasons.
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?