A simple idea for pastors to encourage their people—just like the apostle Paul.
Nehemiah has been used and abused for every kind of building project and capital campaign known to church. But the main point of Nehemiah is that in the face of opposition to the gospel, we should put our trust in God because he is unwaveringly committed to his glory and his people.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I am into Jesus, but not the church”?
What should you say to the family of a young child who wants to be baptized?
God used the book of Ezra to increase our church’s hope in Jesus. So here are four reasons you should consider preaching through it.
We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.
Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.
What if there was a book that provided us a concise review of the whole Old Testament? Well, there is—the book of Chronicles!
In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.
One thing I’ve learned along the way is that church planting is a lot more about “church” than it is about “planting.”
The books of 1 and 2 Kings teach us about a faithful God, his faltering people, and a future hope.
These books help readers understand why Israel transitioned to a monarchy, how that monarchy succeeded and failed, and how that monarchy ultimately points to Jesus, who will rule one day with love and justice forever.
There are dozens of reasons to preach through Ruth, but I’ll limit it to four.
May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.
I was an unhappy pastor.