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.
I will be preaching this Sunday at Bear Valley Church in Colleyville, Tx. If you are in the area and would like to join us, our services are at 10 AM & 11:15 AM. More information can be found at www.bearvalleychurch.com If you cannot make it, I will post the sermon recording on the sermon archives … Read more
I will be preaching this Sunday at Bear Valley Church in Colleyville, Tx. If you are in the area and would like to join us, our services are at 10 AM & 11:15 AM. More information can be found at www.bearvalleychurch.com If you cannot make it, I will post the sermon recording on the sermon … Read more
Below is a research paper I did recently on the Life & Ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Out of all the time I have spent at seminary, I think this has been my favorite research paper to write. Through this experience, I learned how much more I like Spurgeon and how much I respect his work (or … Read more
People warned Spurgeon that he would break down physically and emotionally under the stress of such expansive preaching. Spurgeon replied: “If I have done so, I am glad of it. I would do the same again. If I had fifty constitutions I would rejoice to break them down in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.” He added: “We find ourselves able to preach ten or twelve times a week, and we find we are the stronger for it…. ‘Oh,’ said one of the members, ‘our minister will kill himself.’ … That is the kind of work that will kill no man. It is preaching to sleepy congregations that kills good ministers.” Spurgeon found strength in preaching.
-Steven Lawson, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon
Expositional preaching is preaching in service to the Word. It presumes a belief in the authority of Scripture—that the Bible is actually God’s Word; but it is something much more than that. A commit ment to expositional preaching is a commitment to hear God’s Word—not just to affirm that it is God’s Word but to actually submit yourself to it.
– Mark Dever, 9 Marks of a Healthy Church
I have read a few blogs lately discussing the differences and preferences of pastors on topical and expository preaching styles. As I read one blog, it claims all the benefits of topical based preaching. Starting and forming it’s argument around the ability of the topical based message to reach the ears of the audience in … Read more