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.”
Why don’t church members pray beyond the sick list? Often because their pastors have not taught or modeled otherwise.
Whenever anything is substituted for the preaching of the Word, God’s authority is usurped.
How should we evaluate different prescriptions for a successful church? How can we tell what’s good advice and what’s worthy of the so-called circular file?
I want to encourage seminarians to approach their work with reverence, receptivity, realism, and responsibility.
Where are these Emergent guys getting this stuff? Where do their ideas come from?
If I want a Christianity that is authentic, real, textured, and alive, can I possibly have that within the narrow constraints of a structured system of doctrine?
Unless we appreciate the importance and the urgency of prayer and meditation on God’s Word, we will leave it until tomorrow.
These two lessons have impressed themselves upon me already concerning the preparation of expositional sermon series on a schedule.
The free grace that forgives is also a grace that transforms, turning bad trees which produce bad fruit into good trees which produce good fruit.