Don’t “Waffle House” your preaching text.
When I say we need pastor-theologians in the church, I mean that every pastor must conduct his ministry with an eye to declaring theological truth, diagnosing theological error, and discipling his congregation to be theologically informed and articulate.
Scripture establishes pastors as the theological leaders of the church, however much they might think they have delegated this responsibility to the academy
Pastor, there’s freedom in a simple philosophy of ministry. God hasn’t called you to creativity, or outpacing expectations.
In the Reformation, the Word did it all. Five hundred years from now, may that be said of your ministry and mine.
If you’ve never done it before, I hope that the seven reasons I give here encourage you to preach through the book of Revelation.
The vision of God in these pages is (to use some hyphenated Piperisms) hope-giving, pride-humbling, and mind-stretching.
So, how can we protect sound doctrine? First and foremost, by filling our church with it. God’s truth is never as vulnerable as when it’s rarely received.
Does Scripture offer more than a few scattered references to heaven? Even more, does heaven play any part in the Bible’s storyline?
Christians should never think of obedience, love, or service in terms of earning some future pay-off.
Ephesians 2:7 is telling you that your death is not an end but a beginning. Not a wall, but a door. Not an exit, but an entrance.
Don’t Get Left Behind: Why Pastors Should Consider Preaching through Revelation in Our Cultural MomentBy Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
If you want to pastor faithfully in the midst of cultural and political turmoil, then consider teaching through the book of Revelation.
Genesis 1:1–3:19 | On the Serpent, the Promised Seed, and Nahash the King of the Ammonites (Bible Talk, Ep. 1)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.09.2020
These first three chapters of the Bible are so important because they set the trajectory for everything that comes next—all the way until we get to Revelation 22.
Barrett reminds us that the character of God is at the center of the Christian faith and helps us marvel at his majesty.
Hopefully, these passages and the questions they evoke will propel us to become the fishbowl community into which the nations can look and clearly see tangible, gospel-centered love in a world that so desperately needs it.