FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Lead Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, "What are some non-negotiables for preaching?"
This culture of abusive authority makes the Advent season all the more a breath of fresh air.
Some redemptive-historical preaching can fall into the trap of saying the same thing week after week.
What does evangelism look like in New York City?
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson speaks with author, podcaster, and pastor's wife Christine Hoover about pastors, their wives, and their friendships.
I let the original intent of the passage sting me, move me, drive me to what I need to be.
Having been enslaved to substances that threatened to destroy them, they had reached a desperation point and enlisted others to help them in the battle.
The gospel is God’s love made manifest, and the church is the gospel of God’s love made visible.
That’s not just pixels on a screen. That’s God’s image bearer, whom he created for relationship with him.
What advice would you give the pastor beginning the process of implementing meaningful membership in his church?
Christ’s mandate to go does not give license to recklessness any more than our culture’s disapproval gives permission to disobedience.
What advice would you give the Christian struggling with daily Bible reading?
For every brutal act, every time your voice fell on deaf ears, each betrayal and misplaced shame—all of this will be overcome in victory.
How can I help this member see and savor Jesus Christ?
What are some misconceptions too many churches have about the unchurched?
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses several reasons why it's so important and beneficial for pastors to systematically work through entire books of the Bible in their Sunday morning preaching.
We are involved in cosmic battle, attempting to capture the hearts of men and women for Christ.
Simply put, a sermon’s authority is derived from Holy Scripture’s authority.
Why is the local church integral to theological training?
Just as the gospel of justification by faith in Christ alone was the central message of the Reformation, so the preaching of the Word was central to the work of the Reformers.
How can Christian families bear witness for Christ in today’s culture?
Eagerly introduce others to the one you love and treasure.
Who has God placed in your life so that you can be encouraged by their example?
Does the process of discipleship change as a church grows?
We experience salvation and a relationship with God today because Jesus was selfless.
Know the Scriptures and the power of God, and trust that God to reveal his beauty to those you are witnessing to.
Some seminarians think they can just convince others of truth, and they’ll obviously get on board with God.
What is the biggest challenge in church revitalization?
I wonder: am I content with being called and unknown? Am I willing to serve in obscurity but be known by Jesus?
Not only does a genuine Christian desire change, but their life gives evidence of change.
Why should pastors think about the power of story?
How can we as pastors, preachers, lay leaders, and disciple makers help our people bear good fruit?
If you want to change the movement of your church, you have to change the message.
Hospitality is more than having a cookout.
Through our social media, we can bless or curse, build up or tear down, honor or dishonor the Lord Jesus Christ.
What encourages you about the younger generation?
On this first installment of For The Church Mailbag, a new occasional feature of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson answers listener submitted questions related to the Christian life and ministry.
God, in his forever patience, humbles me over and over again and reminds me of my need for help from Him.
The Christian life, from beginning to end, is comprised of listening to God’s word and walking in obedience to it.
Willing submission to God’s plan, even when it looks different than ours, actually produces the fruit of patience and peace within us.
How has ministry in the Bible Belt changed in the last 10 years?
I knew it could be an awkward transition, but I figured that it’s better to be a happy church member than a joyless pastor.
Faithful preaching finds soul-satisfaction in the heralding of the gospel and in nothing less.
What should a young pastor know about shepherding elderly church members?
Next time someone opens up and cries in your presence, just sit there, listen, and watch what happens.
Instead of hiding the most important truths on the highest intellectual shelves, God makes them accessible to spiritual toddlers.
Why don’t more churches take the process of discipleship seriously?
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with pastor, author, and professor Zack Eswine about the problem of busy-ness in ministry and the promise of hope for the pastor who feels overwhelmed.
The depth of our roots in Christ will be exposed by how we respond when we get punched in the face.
Biblical theology corrects sentimental notions of the future God is preparing for us.