Before you go to church today, pray! Later, after attending worship today, pray again! Why such admonition on this Sunday morning? It is because blessings from the Holy Spirit are not found everywhere people are assembled before ministers who are opening their mouths. Oft times, when people are gathered for worship, ministers and congregants are … More What’s In Your Pulpit?
Sometimes, the relationship between the minister and his congregation can be quite thrilling. Through the faithful proclamation of God’s Word, converts are made, children are discipled, leaders are built, prodigals return, marriages are saved, families are improved, the consequences of sin are abated, lay-led ministries abound, local cultures are transformed, congregational size grows, buildings are built, and … More Where did all the preachers go, and what did you do to them?
Job is being sorely troubled, and his dear friends are gathered about seeking to give him wise counsel. With compassion, they empathize as they sit together with him in the dust for days. They listen well; Job is given numerous opportunities to express his predicament and theology. They counsel much; these three friends are not shy to cry, comfort, correct, … More Can an Elder be a Younger? (Principles of Preaching for Young and Old Alike)