Tuesday is for Preaching I am thankful for the discussions that the history channel’s mini-series on the Bible is stimulating. Nevertheless, it is clear from the whatever niggling we might do about the truncating and compression of the Bible stories selected, the bigger problem with the series is that it doesn’t get the big story … More Some Basic Words on Preaching the Word in a History Channel World
Friday is for Heart Songs There are those all over the country who get upset with their pastor for one reason or another and “pick up their marbles” and move on to another Church. Usually, not all the time, but usually this not a good idea and might, at times, be a grave sin. It … More “My Pastor is Picking on Me”
Tuesday is for Preaching Just came into possession of a new book on preaching wisdom literature. My daughter and her husband gave me a copy of Douglas Sean O’Donnell’s The Beginning and End of Wisdom: Preaching Christ from the First and Last Chapters of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. The title and subtitle are long but the book … More The Beginning and End of Wisdom
Tuesday is for Preaching Matthew 9:36-38 (ESV) When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out … More Can Compassionate Preachers Be Trained?
Tuesday is for Preaching The New Year is a good time to begin new plans for systematic reading of the Scripture. In the past I have written about the 5-5-5 plan recommended by one of my spiritual mentors, Dr. Bill Iverson). Aside: Bill is now 83 and is planting yet another new church! (Read about … More How to Find Wonders in the Word of God
Tuesday is for Preaching Here’s my take on the first verses I would ask the elders of my church plant to memorize. Romans 10:14-15 (ESV) 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how … More First Verses for Elders to Memorize
Tuesday is for Preaching Why should a pastor preach expositionally? The content below is not mine. It is from 9Marks ministry. There is wisdom and challenge here for the young church planter to chew on. A pastor should preach expositionally because God works through God’s word. God speaking is God acting.* God created by his Word (Gen. 1:3; Ps. 33:6), and he recreates … More Is Expositional Preaching the Best Way to Unpack the Word of God?