Malachi was the last voice of God to the people of Israel before the heavens went silent for about 400 years. Such a voice must be significant, even if only for that reason.
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.
What does 1 Timothy 2:12 specifically forbid? How can we have charitable conversations about our differences?
Evangelicals prioritize preaching. However, an emphasis on the expositional teaching of the Bible will naturally and organically result in a defined confessionalism
Zechariah is the longest of the twelve Minor Prophets, and in my opinion it’s also the richest, most elegant, and most Christological, too.
Our world is full of problems. But what can healthy churches do about it?
The church is in need of reformation, not revolution. To reach people for Jesus in a true and lasting way, the church needs leaders committed to teaching the life-giving word of God.
Haggai is a hidden gem that brings great encouragement for those prepared to dig for it.
As preachers, we are not only the Lord’s heralds, we are also the Lord’s remembrancers, reminding God’s people of their obligations to the covenant with our king while also calling God’s people back to covenant faithfulness whenever they may wander.
You should preach Zephaniah for many reasons. But the greatest is that it will compel you at every turn to preach Christ—crucified, risen, and returning.
Let Orrick’s book lead you to a place of peaceful confidence in God’s love for you in Christ and a more robust worship of the One who deserves all the credit in our salvation.
If you’re looking for the words “thou shalt be a church member” in Scripture, you won’t find them. But if that troubles you, let me encourage you to think a little differently about how to arrive at biblical conclusions.
Church membership is an office, too. It’s a job that comes with authority and responsibility.