Our people need to see that the character in the Christian life isn’t marked by the sinless life; it’s marked by the repentant life.
When I’m prepping my sermons, I’ll write at the top of my notes, “Don’t forget the gospel, Doofus.”
Every sacred truth that reveals something of the glory of Christ to our souls, is a pearl or precious stone which enriches us.
High trust may not help a poor plan, but low trust will crush a good one.
The art of preaching the gospel falls not only within the category of Instruction but also Exultation.
The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God's hand, but a humble acknowledgment of helplessness and dependence.
Sanctified leaders say to God, “I’m willing. The answer is yes. Now God, what is the question?
I heard it again. This time from a pastor who remarked that we don’t need church plants because we have great churches here. This wasn’t the first time I’ve heard this claim, and it won’t be the last. It’s a good reminder that we must continually cast the vision for why new churches are needed in the Bible Belt.
The almost universal assumption is that no one has difficulty preaching Christ from the New Testament, especially from the Gospels. But just because your sermon mentions Christ doesn't mean you're preaching Christ.
The message from God’s Word is meant to be the centerpiece of a worship gathering. If there is more emphasis placed on creating an exciting environment or attractive event than on hearing from God, we’ve missed the mark.