Because of His perfection, we know that what He says is reliably true.
For the glory of God, the pastor labors to make the message of Christ’s finished work known to needy, hell-bound sinners.
The Sabbath separates us from the notion that the world can’t survive without us.
I am tempted to erect a false dichotomy, where I recognize that the pulpit at my church is the Lord’s, but the “pulpit” on my smartphone is mine to use at my discretion.
Both verbal and written communication are important because of the significance of the message we are conveying.
Watch all the videos from the recent FTC: Phoenix event at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, including talks from Al Mohler, Mark Dever, Thom Rainer, and Jared C. Wilson.
Sufficient preparation is indispensable to faithful preaching. Insufficient preparation makes mortals of us all.
Instead of valuing consumerism, the Bible roots our membership in the idea of a covenant, which offers an infinitely superior alternative.
Transformation from true sabbath rest comes by renewing our minds, not simply amusing them.
When taking the risk to develop deep friendships with others, I find that most of my deepest pastoral worries never comes to pass.
We trust God to use his word as he sends it forth, and we pray for fruit.
When God burdens a preacher for a people group, a neighborhood, or a block, it’s right for that preacher to go and become all things to all people so that he might save some.
Our hope is that God is incredibly generous with how much grace he dispenses and upon whom He dispenses it.
The man I wanted to be was the man God prescribed, above all.
The power of God flows through the Christian community and it also flows through our lives as we live alongside non-believers.
To grow, leaders must stoop.
We are holistic beings who need holistic rest.
Church planting wives need to have the light of God’s Word shine on their various blessings and burdens.
Trust that your pastor is following Jesus closely enough that you can trust him.
Considering the multiple dimensions of church life is like walking through one of those warehouse hardware stores. The complexities are countless.
Revival given of the Spirit of the living God, places Christ always and ever at the center.
God loves us so much that he will push us off the altar of our accomplishments.
For a pastor, the stewardship of the gospel message is best understood in light of the broader stewardship of the household of God.
Oh, that ministers-to-be might give themselves to the time and to the process of becoming the man God will use to shepherd his people.
Since we all bear God’s image, we should affirm and celebrate every kind of personality He has designed.
When I can’t hear the gospel, my role grows large, my expectations swell and my mind visits some strange places and absurd ideas.
There is no salvation without full and final atonement for sin.
When we continue to uphold the gospel and what Christ has done, then they will see the purpose of discipleship.
The idea that a book could impact a soul, that it could awaken something fresh in a weary spirit, give a reader a new sense of Christ's grace that changes everything -- that's worth writing for.
Always seek to feed your people, do not settle for unhelpful—or even less helpful— diversions.
When our churches recall the duty of prayer, they also step into the exact footsteps Christ taught his disciples to live.
In aiming to exemplify hospitality to orphans, pastors are given the unique opportunity of leveraging their influence to fulfill James's biblical ideal of pure and undefiled religion.
If you’re a Christian, knowing your personality is not your end game.
God rarely invites men into ministry roles where some kind of financial faith is not required to accept the role.
Touching and handling a Bible anchors us physically to God’s gracious gift of the Bible itself.
Being around the flock helps them see what our message looks like in real life.
Some ask, "Do we really need another church?" The better question is, "Are there still lost people in our communities?"
The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity.
We do not have editorial authority over the message.
We are to make indentions, impressions, dents, whatever, upon the mind and heart by preaching the Word of God.
Pastors, find fuel for patience in the power of the gospel.
Because the Spirit doesn’t give strength for disobedience, He isn’t going to help perpetuate a myth of “Super Pastor.”