The king was evil and powerful. He knew what he wanted and was willing to do anything to get it. He was a fist-in-the face-of-God leader and was willing to pay for the answers he wanted. Four hundred of his lackeys were flattering his ego. And one lone prophet of Judah stood up to him … More For the Love of Christ, Give Us Preachers Like This!
Listening to the radio, I heard it again this past week while we were traveling back to Illinois. Over the years, I have heard it from radio preachers, from pastors whose churches I have visited, from conference speakers and it bugs me. And it’s not just pastors. I have heard small group leaders say similar … More Pet Peeve About Preachers (1)
Way back in August I wrote an article on Bible Abuse by Pastors. The post was picked up on Facebook and favorably commented on there but not so much on the BLOG itself. Recently, a visitor to the BLOG gave me a “tsk, tsk, tsk” (“Marty, Marty, Marty” actually) for calling out a fellow pastor’s … More Bible Abuse by Pastors
Tuesday is for Preaching From a time when a pulpit in France rang with truth and power like it did from Martin Luther King Jr.. This is an old post from a now-defunct older BLOG of mine. I ran across a reference to it in a comment thread on this blog and thought it might … More Pulpits that Change the World
Saturday Musing “The first and principal duty of a pastor is to feed the flock by diligent preaching of the Word.” — John Owen, English Puritan Pastors: Remind your heart every day that this is your job. Remind your heart as you study, as pray, and as you prepare your messages. Remind your heart as … More What is Your Job?
Tuesday is for Preaching All over the country, pastors are preparing two very different messages this week. Many will be preaching 3 to 7 messages in the span of three days. Some will be preaching on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. One set of messages will be filled with mourning over sin and … More Prayer for the Nation’s Preachers