Spurgeon’s Place of Birth and Place of New Birth

This past Tuesday, Jeff Bryan and I travelled up to Colchester to look at some chairs we may buy for the church. While there, we were able to stop off and see the church where Charles Spurgeon was converted and the house where He was born in Kelvedon. Spurgeon at the time of his conversation was 16 years […]

What Is Wrong With Superficial, Marginally Biblical Preaching

The following points are taken from the Introduction of How to Preach Biblically by John MacArthur: Superficial, marginally biblical preaching is wrong for the following reasons: It usurps the authority of God over the soul. It removes the lordship of Christ from His church. It hinders the work of the Holy Spirit. It demonstrates an appalling […]

Video: Lessons for Young Preachers

My pastor has a real heart for training men. Here is a great video reminding all preachers and especially young preachers of the importance of being and doing before we try to teach others. I hope it is a blessing.

Hunger for the Word

The following article comes from Pastor Austin Gardner’s blog and expresses a real problem that continues to persist in our day. Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words […]

Two Things Every Christian Leader Should Leave to His Followers

Acts 20:32-35 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. 33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. 34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and […]

Mentoring in the New Testament Notes

Mentoring is a topic that is mentioned often in our culture, but much of the wisdom on the topic comes from experience and human wisdom. Last week, I finished a five-part series on my blog called “Mentoring in the New Testament.” The series was different because it looked at what God’s Word teaches about mentoring […]

Mentoring in the Old Testament Notes

Last week, I finished a seven-part series on my blog called “Mentoring in the Old Testament.”  The series comes from a class I taught in June at the Our Generation Training Centre.  You can access all seven parts of the series below as well as download the entire series in a PDF. I hope that […]

Repost: Why A Steady Diet of Topical Preaching Is Unhelpful

I read this over here on this blog.  Though I am not endorsing everything that is written on that blog, I really thought this was a very good article to encourage us with the importance of expository preaching.  I personally did a lot of topical preaching at the beginning of my ministry. In the last […]

Planning For Preaching

The most important responsibility  a pastor or missionary has is to teach and preach the Word of God.  Because of that, preparation for preaching must a priority.  So many things in our lives and so many needs in the lives of other people will crowd out our preparation for preaching if we are not careful. […]

Expository Preaching Conference – April 12-13 in Alpharetta, GA

One of the things I love about my pastor and my home church is their dedication to expository preaching.  Pastor Gardner preaches through the Bible every service and he has been a big help to me as I learn to preach expositionally.  They are hosting a Bible Expo on April 12-13 that I hope you […]