What Manner of Man is This?

  The Babe of Bethlehem, whose birth we celebrate, is the conundrum of history, a puzzle, a problem, a prince whose crib was a manger and whose genealogy was stained by men and women of questionable reputation. As a child, He was teased by those questioning the legitimacy of His birth. As a youth He […]

Everyone Needs a Desk

  As the prophet Elisha traveled about Israel, he occasionally visited the town of Shunem, which may have been in the general region of Nazareth. A well-to-do woman was there, who always prepared a meal for him. One day she said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is […]

The Preacher’s Dilemma — Finding Time for Study

  Looking back on forty years of pastoral work, there is one vexing problem I never really solved—the balance between the pastor’s study time and his other duties. Our first and foremost task as pastors is to preach and teach God’s Word, feeding the flock—systematically, thoroughly, biblically, expositionally, and relevantly. Paul commanded Timothy to preach […]