Many sermons intend to be expositional, yet fall somewhat short.
Congregational unity attests to the gospel’s power with unique efficacy.
It is now an unexamined assumption in many quarters: the best way to reach people is to be like them.
Every Christian is meant to be a theologian in the best and most intimate sense of the word.
Corporate prayer begins to take out the individualistic assumption that Christianity is only about me and my relationship with God.
In times that are hard, we encourage ourselves by praying, remembering that this is ultimately God’s work.
The glory of God is the goal of all of life, isn’t it? Is there a goal in preaching that is unique to preaching?
Fear of man isn’t the only issue pastors face, but it’s a huge one and will have an outsized impact on the faithfulness and shape of their ministry.
Church discipline is tough because it feels like the opposite of salvation. It feels like anti-salvation.
Pastors of today can rescue the church of God by responsibly and passionately training young men for the ministry.
A pastor can recognize the necessity of a healthy devotional life, but have unhealthy motives for making sure that it happens.
In discipling somone, I am doing nothing more than pursuing the same line of questioning and reasoning that I myself need.
What we are listening for when the Word is preached is not primarily “practical how-to advice.”