One of the apostle Paul’s seminal counsels to his protege Timothy was to let no one despise him for his youth (1 Tim. 4:12). By infusing and instructing him in the “sound doctrine” of God’s gospel, over and over again, Paul was bolstering Timothy in the truth that would enable him to be “an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
One of the most important duties of a Christian is reading God’s Word. Unfortunately, we’re not always as consistent with reading and studying the Scriptures like we ought to be. Even still, though, the only thing worse than not reading your Bible is to read it wrongly.
Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted facets of ministry is the “call of God.” Some make too much and others too little of the reality that God calls specific people at specific times to speak specific things to a specific group of people.
I was privileged to be able to have Dan Price join my show as a guest recently. Dan’s an ardent grace-addict, like myself, and I so appreciate his ministry through the Christ Hold Fast organization. I’ve been able to meet him a few times but it was an honor to have him on the show, and just talk about Jesus and His grace.
I did something a bit different on Episode 13 of “Ministry Minded,” something I hope was beneficial for you. I recited lengthy passage from one of my favorite books of all time, Horatius Bonar’s The Story of Grace.
A few weeks ago, I was able to sit down and talk with Byron Yawn, pastor, writer, and podcaster. I’ve only recently become familiar with Byron and his teachings and views on Reformed Theology, but I am so thankful for him and his continued ministry to me, personally.
One of the most common misconceptions about a minister is the idea that they’re somehow different than you are. For some reason, there’s an inbred notion that a pastor or church leader has somehow tapped into a secret level of spirituality that the layperson can’t. They’re more spiritual and more religion and more faithful than […]
It is said that New York City is the melting pot of America. It’s the place where people from all nations, backgrounds, cultures, families, faiths, and ethnicities collide to form the one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. It’s also its own mission field.
There’s an insane idea that’s postured by some who believe that to correct rampant promiscuity and sin, you actually have to give those people grace. I say it’s insane because it doesn’t sound good to us, to we who’ve been raised to love justice and fairness and reciprocity. It doesn’t seem right that those who take life and pleasure for granted should be given seemingly more liberty to do so. It makes it too easy.
There’s a seeming notion that because it’s preaching, we don’t have to be as eloquent or as sharp or as polished, we just have to speak the “good ‘ole truth” of the Word. But why aren’t as concerned with communicating eternal truths accurately when we’re so consumed with other speaking settings? This and more are topics of discussion on this episode of “Ministry Minded”…