The reason your scarlet sins can be made white as snow is because Jesus' scarlet blood covers them.
The supremacy of Christ over all things is what makes preaching him valuable, whether it is to 30 or 3,000.
As a Vermont pastor, I ask my country for freedom to not only preach the gospel–but also for freedom for those I preach to–to hold their religious beliefs while also holding public office.
When we come across big, "technical" words in our preaching and Bible study, we should use, study, and explain those words, rather than skirting around them or simply glossing over them with an alternative phrase.
Jesus never turned away a person who came to him broken, hurting, and deemed “useless” by society and religious people.
Sometimes looking up from the grindstone and seeing what is happening around you in ministry through other believers is even more productive for Christ’s Kingdom.
Just as Jesus is both all-powerful and all-compassionate, only Jesus can be all grace and all truth at the same time.
As pastors, we need to remind our elderly members that they’re not only loved by their Good Shepherd and Savior—they’re also loved and needed by his people.
I turned 40 last month and as I reflect on God’s goodness in my life and on what I have to look forward to in Christ, my soul is full and content. I can’t wait for the future, gray hair and all.