Disciplined Like A Soldier Brethren, if we are to be faithful in the work of the ministry we must be intentionally focused on what Christ has called us to. There is no doubt that there are many different areas which could distract us. Our personal sin, laziness, or even an inability to properly prioritize can lead us to drift along instead of purposely pursing the path of … [Read more...] about Dear Young Pastor . . . Be Intentional
The church at which I am privileged to serve as pastor recently started going through the book of James. It is such a powerful book loaded with practical wisdom touching multiple different realms of life. Today, I want to highlight a few lessons from the book! 1. Rejoicing In God’s Work Through Trials We come to the opening of James for this point. Where he … [Read more...] about Three Lessons From The Book of James
Artificial Intelligence and Ministry The rapid advancement of technology over the last several decades has brought many new and pressing issues to the forefront. No one ever heard of television until less than 100 years ago and radio is less than 125 years old. Many new technologies have had both positive and negative impacts on the world. Our role as Christians is to … [Read more...] about No . . . Pastors Do Not Need Artificial Intelligence For Sermon Preparation!
Enemies and Foes The Bible is overflowing with imagery detailing the enemies facing the people of God. There is the personal enemy of the sinful flesh which we all must battle. Those desires within our hearts that are not in alignment with the righteous standards of Christ. This is why the believer is urged to put off the old man and to walk in the new (Colossians 3:5-17). … [Read more...] about The Triumph of Christ and His People
Practical Theology A vitally important area for followers of Christ is that of understanding how to be made more like Him. Sanctification is the process of being conformed to the image of Christ in how we live. Certainly, we are saints now because of the fact that Christ has purchased us, redeemed us, and saved us by the power of the Gospel, this is true of every believer … [Read more...] about Pursuing Sanctification