4 Benefits of Expositional Preaching

What kind of preaching is needed in our churches today? What kind of preaching will feed God's people with good, rich food week in and week out? What kind of preaching will not only help men and women mature in their love for God and people, but will also help prepare them to deal with the challenges and trials of life in a God-honoring and hopeful manner? I would argue the only kind of preaching sufficient to do this kind of work is faithful, expositional preaching of God's Word. What exactly is expositional preaching? Expositional preaching is preaching that allows the inspired words of Scripture to determine the substance and shape of a sermon. In expositional preaching, the preacher seek

Pastors, Don’t Let Satan Ruin Your Vacations

I’d been anticipating my upcoming vacation like a kid dreaming about summer break. My last day of church duties had finally come. Just need to preach a sermon, love on some folks after the church service, then put on my Ray-Bans and get ready for some summer fun with my family. A few hours after the service, I jumped on my email to respond quickly to one last email I’d been waiting for. The email I’d been hoping to receive wasn’t in my inbox…but another one was. A man in our congregation had come home from the service and was apparently so inspired by my sermon about church unity that he decided to write to me in detail all the ways I had let him down as his pastor over the past few mon

7 Ways To Practice Humility In Your Leadership

Ephesians 4:1-2 - I therefore a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called with all humility… The Lord loves humility in His people. In fact, humility is the foundation not only of all faithful Christian living, but all faithful Christian leadership. The problem is this: Not only do we by nature rebel from humility, we live in a world that does not value humility. At times, even churches do not value humility. Yet the Lord does. The Lord loves humility in His people. When we look at the Scriptures, we see passages all over the place that echo James 4:6, which reads: “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” So the que

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