For a long time, when working on a sermon, I have found this helpful to stay true to the text
Spurgeon – Give Your Kids godly Heroes
This man was theological and yet possibly the most effective evangelistic pastor you’ve ever met. He was known so widely that his sermons were printed for mass distribution and he wrote so voluminously a written ministry which is still read nearly 200 years later. He once tested the acoustics of an “empty sanctuary” shouting “Behold … Continue reading Spurgeon – Give Your Kids godly Heroes
Question: what process do you use for preparing messages?
For years, being a guest speaker, I had lots of notice and used to put in closer to 40hours prep over several weeks and have a manuscript. At my first church as a bivocational pastor doing two and then three services/teachings a week nearly 4 yrs ago, I quickly had to change. First, a commitment … Continue reading Question: what process do you use for preparing messages?
Why pastoral Sabbatical is not just a vacation
Photo by Ksenia Chernaya on Pexels.com I am writing this article/post for three reasons. First, because it may open the eyes of someone on how to pray for and encourage their own pastor. Two, to answer questions and comments I’ve already received in only talking to a few people about my plans for a sabbatical … Continue reading Why pastoral Sabbatical is not just a vacation
I’ve never been a gym guy, and have often used the excuse that my work gives me enough exercise. This year, I’ve been getting back to some regular exercise. One thing I’ve found after several months now is the power of even just 15 minutes of stretching and a regimen of pushups, planks and jumping … Continue reading Exercising More