The journey of ministry can be quite challenging. It is even more challenging when we choose to make the journey alone. The journey of ministry is best traveled with friends!
After the service, my wife said, “I thought the sermon was good, but how did you know what he was going to say?” “I thought it was good too when I listened to the podcast last week,” I replied.
If you are looking for a summer read, I have a recommendation, Saying It Well by chuck Swindoll.
Some occupations provide clear objectives. Automakers assemble automobiles. Builders build buildings. Chefs cook cuisine. But, what does a pastor produce?
Paul warned the church at Corinth with these words, “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12). As you reflect on the Petrino scandal, take some time to consider the strength of your moral foundation.
The preacher must resist the natural urge to rely on their own strength, wisdom, creativity, and charisma. Instead, the preacher must recognize the inherent power available in God’s Word.
In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck…” routine, I offer this comedic tool to evaluate your preaching. Your sermon might be struggling, if…
Pastors should avoid building unstable straw towers and instead assemble sound, healthy churches that will stand up to the Father’s inspection.
What if we changed the nautical axiom for ministry purposes? What if it read, “A pastor goes down with his church?” While pastors bemoan the cowardice of Captain Schettino, they seem to have little aversion to fleeing their own sinking congregations.