In Paul’s opening words to his Galatian friends, he makes the following declaration: For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10) It is clear from … More God-pleasers, Man-pleasers, Preachers, and People
Today, in our current ecclesiastical vernacular, there are all sorts of titles for one to choose. A partial list includes: Senior Pastor Associate Pastor Assistant Pastor Preaching Pastor Vision Pastor Lead Pastor Executive Pastor Administrative Pastor Missions Pastor Campus Pastor Counseling Pastor Small Groups Pastor Evangelism Pastor Urban Pastor Senior’s Pastor Men’s Pastor Women’s Pastor Youth … More What sort of a “Pastor” are you?
What are you going to do with your pain and sorrow? Many of you are severely tortured by your inward struggle with anger, lust, fear, pride, self-worship, and lack of self-control. This has led you to self-help or self-medicate or self-numb, and it has only heaped further sorrow upon your soul. In addition, many of you are broken hearted over the depreciation of … More The House of Pain and Comfort