Wonderful enrichment for life and haunting warnings await us if we just travel into the Bible with our hearts open and ready to learn.
Tim Keller and Harry Reeder have ministered and helped generations. Let's pray God will continue to raise up new preachers like them.
We have probably all made some, or all, of these mistakes.
God’s pattern is for suffering now to be followed by glory later. It was true for Jesus, for Peter’s readers then, and it is true for Peter’s readers now.
Let us appreciate the privilege of gathered worship and declare with joy that this world is a lie.
Let’s learn to handle Biblical narratives well so that they can do their mighty work in our hearts and those who will hear us.
It is easy to think of George the public speaker, but many thousands also know of the George who continued to care for the next generation of OM kids.
An inteview with Manuel Rainho, the General Secretary of Portuguese IFES Group.
Good observation of the details in a passage will set us up to accurately learn what the text means.
The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Animals and Plants of the Bible, by biologist and theologian Antonio Cruz, analyses the over 300 animal and plant species mentioned in Scripture.
We should never stray too far from his passion if we are going to follow him well, do good theology, or seek to offer hope in this world.
The more closely we look at and observe the text, the easier it will be to accurately learn what the text means.
Seek to define the values of the church and aspire to be a church that God will trust with newcomers and new believers.
What does the text say? What does the text mean? What should the text stir? This is the Bible study process.
We seek to make that main idea so clear, transformative, evident from the text and applicationally earthed, that we will genuinely have preached the text before we sit down.
It is crucial to be sure that God is not just The Father in Heaven, or even Jesus’ Father in Heaven, but Our Father in heaven.
Learning to think clearly about your own thinking is a critical skill for the preacher. Study more. Study longer. Study humble. Study persistently.
Let’s evaluate our churches and make sure we are not adding any unnecessary barriers for guests that come along.
No matter how clever you are, what you can make it say is not as good as what God made it say.
When we learn to handle the Word of truth rightly, we start to see the richness God has put in our Bibles.
We live in an age marked by resistance to authority. The idea of submission has fallen on hard times. But don’t miss either the logic or the blessing of this concept.
The Bible offers us salvation, spiritual growth, maturity and equipping for all aspects of life and ministry.
Let’s take stock of how God would want us to use our eyes this year. After all, they are an essential gateway by which we can guard our hearts.
We should preach as professionals in the sense of “to the best of our ability” and as amateurs in the sense of “with the passion of a captured heart”.
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