10 Commandments for Young Pastors

  Never miss your personal daily devotions. Meet personally with the Lord every day, because ministry is overflow; and your Bible study for sermon preparation is no substitute for personally closing your door and talking with your Father in secret. You must have the daily refreshment of the Word. The most important thing isn’t your […]

Sentences I’ve Underlined In…

  Once you begin a book or blog by Al Mohler, it’s hard to stop reading. His unfiltered insights are incisive, whether he’s talking about today’s world or today’s church. I thoroughly enjoyed his book on preaching, He Is Not Silent. These are the sentences I underlined and a few I bolded: A large number of […]

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 […]

Please Give Me Exposition, Part 2

  “Preaching in our time is in a dither,” as David Larson wrote in The Company of Preachers, a sweeping biographical review of preaching through the ages. No age has needed biblical exposition more than ours, and Dr. Larson has a simple way of defining the term. A sermon is biblical when it says what […]