When Mack Stiles became the pastor of a church in Iraq, he decided to preach through the entire book of 1 Corinthians. Here, he explains the value of expositional preaching in an international context.
Those duped by the prosperity gospel don’t just need arguments against the texts they misunderstand. They need healthy churches that explain to them the entire revelation of God, and how that narrative is working toward something quite glorious.
If we leave off the gospel in our sermons and only preach moral imperatives, then we reduce our message to moralism.
Humility is critical for pastors because leadership means our weaknesses are just as visible as our strengths. Humility shapes how we react to criticism.
A roundtable with Mark Dever, Danny Akin, R. Albert Mohler Jr., and H.B. Charles.
A live Q&A recorded during the Southern Baptist Convention.
Prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication aren’t just for individual Christians. They’re for the church, too. John Onwuchekwa explains.
Belonging before believing is usually a bad idea because it tries to turn the body of Christ into a kind of Frankenstein, attaching dead parts to what’s meant to be fully alive.
As guys come out of chaotic and addictive backgrounds, our investment in discipleship that moves toward leadership isn’t going to be a two-year process, but way longer than that.
Elders are to oversee the flock, but that doesn’t override the congregation’s responsibility in affirming truth.
In a healthy church, the work of bearing each other’s burdens and sorrows is never over. We’re always finding more problems to shepherd people through. And so I’m learning what it means to rest not in *my* finished work, but in Christ’s finished work for others.
Because words are a window into the heart, pastors must learn to cultivate the discipline of listening well.
Does expositional preaching work in a non-literate culture? It not only works, says Mack Stiles, it’s critical in such a culture.
Young people need to be given a worldview that answers the hard questions, not one that masks over questions with moralism and fun.