Honestly, being a pastor in this season has been thrilling. While at the same time, I have been amazed at how easy it has been to get caught up in all of the minutiae of mandates, hand sanitizers, and face masks. While all of that is extremely important, I want to refocus on a topic that I have not seen discussed very much. I want to take a moment to refocus on the calling of the pastor to share the Gospel.
After the initial freak out over the COVID19 Pandemic, it can be scary for a pastor to lead his people back to church. Because there are many opinions and so much information out there, the process of how to get back to church is not clear.
Loss is real, and grief plagues everyone to some degree. The struggle of grief can present itself through the loss of a family member, a pet, or even a job. The overwhelming emotion of grief can hit at any time. Grief, known as the emotion experienced after loss, is one of the strongest emotions. Grief … Read more New Post On PreachingSource – Comforting Those Who Are Grieving
What cyclocross taught me about ministry. Some of you may know that I love to ride bikes. This past weekend I raced in the Resolutions Cup State Cyclocross Race in Garland, TX, and it was a blast! But I learned some things about ministry through this experience that I want to share with you today. Before … Read more What does Cyclocross have to do with Ministry?
Why Study The Book Of Revelation? Not too long ago I was asked, “why do we even study the book of revelation?” While I know that some find the book confusing or intimidating due to the intense subject matter and vivid use of analogy, I have found that studying the book of Revelation is good … Read more Why study the book of Revelation?
Preaching has many roles. Preaching can fulfill the purposes of teaching, evangelism, discipleship, or a multitude of other functions. However, the preacher has a responsibility in his preaching that is often overlooked. The preacher has a duty to shepherd his people through the counsel of his preaching.
t was one of those Sundays. I had given the message all I had. I had preached the text, I had equipped the saints, and I had exhorted the sinners. I felt that I had nailed the message that morning. The good vibes from Sunday morning continued to carry me as I headed into the office that week. I felt as if I finally had a grip on my preaching and I was excited to jump into writing the sermon for next Sunday.