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Preaching is Not Dialogue

Brethren, preaching is not a dialogue. It’s the proclamation of God’s whole counsel by a man called of God, set apart by the Church, more often than not to a people who want dialogue instead of submitting to God and pastoral authority. That’s preaching. If you want dialogue, you need repentance.

Pulpit & Audience–Is It Biblical?

The idea of a preacher, a pulpit and an audience is certainly not a novel one. It is as ancient as the Scriptures themselves. In Nehemiah, chapter 8, verses 1-6, we find this testimony: And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they […]

Disrupted Worship Services

  This church fellowship in PA had an outburst from some members of the congregation during the morning service. If you were the pastor, how would you have handled this situation? Have you, as a church leader, ever been involved in a similar situation? I know I have. Comments are open… Related articles What is the […]

Steve Lawson: The Standard for a Local, Biblical Church

Fast Track to A Popular Ministry

You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions. – Isaiah 30:10 The best, and easiest way I can think of to become popular in ‘the ministry’ is to proclaim and live God’s Word in a compromising fashion. Don’t apply, or asks anyone else to apply, any truth […]

Preaching by Committee

Many worshipers see it as the loneliest part of a minister’s job: crafting a sermon alone, in the wee hours, the only aids a Bible and some reference books before presenting the fully formed product to the congregation the next day. But increasingly, that view of sermon-writing is outdated. At a growing number of churches, […]

One-Note Charlies

Thomas Williamson You will find at least one of them in most churches – the eccentric guy or gal who is obsessed by just one issue and is raving about it all the time, to the extent that everyone else in the congregation regards him as bonkers. In one church, there was a man called […]

April 03

An Old Minister’s Complaints

The following is an unpublished manuscript found among the writings of Horatius Bonar. He wrote these as a lament regarding the cold hearts surrounding him. They were not originally meant for public eyes, yet alas… An Old Minister’s Complaints. An old minister, speaking of some things that have troubled him in his congregation thus writes in […]

Stop Praying for An Anointing

From Jared Moore, 6 excellent questions to make you think twice before asking for a special anointing before preaching or teaching: Many Evangelical pastors and teachers pray for an anointing before they teach or preach.  What are the implications of this prayer?  Here are six questions to help us discern.  Click “read more” to see […]

Bishop Eddie Long To Address Congregation

From AJC News: Bishop Eddie Long’s long anticipated appearance will happen twice Sunday. Art Franklin, a spokesman for the leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church sent out an email this morning, stating that Long will address members at both the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Long has been silent since allegations arose earlier […]

God – To Be Feared & Adored In The Congregation Of The Saints

Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD, a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who […]

Preacher – Be Real In Worship

There is nothing like worship, when it is real, for destroying every shred and atom of a man’s self-importance. A minister of God who carries a sense of his importance about with him, even into the pulpit, is a dreadful and pathetic sight: but who will say it is unknown? If you are to lead […]

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