April 5, 2019

Love. There is nothing more important in the life of a pastor than love.

In fact, if the two things that are spoken of us the most at our funerals are not our love for God and our love for people, then we will have missed the primary point of life and ministry. Sure, th...

September 3, 2018

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 livin...

August 29, 2017

One of the challenges pastors regularly face is trying to get people connected into true community in the church. I know it is one of the things I think about all the time. There are few things that burden me more than the thought that someone in our church doesn't fee...

August 10, 2017

Training up pastors should increasingly be a passion and priority for every local church. As Al Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary puts it,

"The role of theological seminaries remains crucial for the education and training of Christian minist...

July 25, 2017

We as pastors sometimes get so focused on doing the work of ministry that we often fail to understand our identity in Christ. The gospel tells us that “being” (identity) comes before “doing” (obedience). This lack of understanding our gospel identity oftentimes results...

July 7, 2017

Pastors are protectors. God's people, His sheep, are in constant need of protection. Read these important words for Pastor-shepherds from Acts 20:28-30:

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseer.  Be shepherds of the chu...

May 1, 2017

I knew exactly who I was going to ask to read the scripture for that Sunday.  She has a willing heart.  She’s comfortable reading in front of others.  And she comes from a Jewish family.  All of these, and especially the last, are huge advantages when the scripture rea...

April 11, 2017

Eight Ways for Younger Pastors to Minister to Older Church Members:

1) Take an interest in knowing your older church members personally.  Older people want to know whether you actually care about them, or whether you plan to cater your ministry to young people and leave...

January 10, 2017

Chaplain Bob Bundick once said pastors need to be aware of SAM (Sex, Alcohol and Money). Living in Colorado I would also add Marijuana, so SAMM. Recently I was preaching through Genesis and we looked at Genesis 4:7 (ESV) “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And i...

November 16, 2016

I’ve been working through an idea. It’s personal, being observable in myself yet observable for anyone who’s been in ministry. The idea is that sometimes there’s a distinction between being a pastor and being pastoral. These two concepts are complimentary and belong to...

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