Preach the Word. Apply it to your people’s lives. Tell them who they are in Christ. Remind them where they are in his story. The Word will do the rest.
Every pastor knows they should apply the text. How should we do it well? How can we do it better?
On Pastoring and Parenting (with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 172By D. Helm, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Lawrence | 06.08.2021
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence about parenting as a pastor.
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Michael Lawrence about how preachers ought to approach the Bible’s many quotations and allusions.
During tense political seasons, church members need to learn to live with one another in an understanding way. But what does that mean?
Listening well and loving deeply won’t resolve every political disagreement in your church. It will do something better.
We each have to pastor our own flocks in light of their needs, strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots. But we don’t do that in a vacuum. We need to be wise, but we also cannot duck important issues.
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 3: Thinking through the Dilemma of Gathering Again with Michael LawrenceBy J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 05.06.2020
Jonathan Leeman chats with Michael Lawrence, the senior pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon, about the dilemma of our churches gathering again.
There’s no question the Lord has used altar calls and the sinner’s prayer to bring people to himself. But in general, they’re not a good idea. They inoculate people to the gospel, convincing them they no longer need it when in fact they don’t have it at all.
I’d like to offer some help on how to talk and think about the application of complementarianism within your own congregation, whether that’s with people you agree with or people you don’t.
Your doctrine of conversion will affect your understanding of what a local church should be.
The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.
20 quotes from It Is Well, a book by Mark Dever & Michael Lawrence.
If you believe God is totally sovereign in conversion, then that should affect your philosophy of ministry—how you preach, how you evangelize, and even how you structure your membership process.
What do we do when someone takes exception to our church’s statement of faith?