Ministry is about becoming less impressed with yourself and more smitten with the Savior.
The plunge of any pastor represents the potential for every pastor.
When leaders fail, the entire culture of the church is soaked. And only the gospel is sturdy enough to push back the torrent of consequences splashed over her.
We all fall prey to stalking honor. But is there a bright side?
If you’re called to preach, you leave it all in the pulpit.
Unless a flux capacitor becomes a reality in the near future, I won’t have the opportunity to talk to my younger self. But I can talk to you . . .
Waiting is not just a discipline we impose but a grace we experience. Our lean is into the promise of His blessing and provision.
Editors note: This article was originally published at Am I Called
Ministry methods have changed over the decades, but the challenges and joys of ministry remain the same. Spurgeon’s lectures to his students are just as relevant today as they were 150 years ago.
How does God reach us when our heart staggers mindlessly into the gray dusk of ‘whatever’?
Church planters, study and value the past. It’s the path to the future.
Ministry is a call to be merciful. But it’s not because we’re pastors or called to be pastors.
When we’re really preaching the gospel, both to ourselves and to others, it sets us free.
It’s like the lad who asks the seasoned fisherman, “How long does it take to catch a fish each week?”
We are custom made by our Creator to fill a place and fulfill a destiny.
Biblical calling is, first of all, something done for us.
When it comes to preaching, don’t start wrong.
These mistakes are all common to emerging preachers and many gifted expositors have stumbled through them.
The best preaching makes Jesus the hero.