• The Teaching Preacher

    John 21:15-19

    God’s Word is a source of nourishment for believers, the food by which we grow up into spiritual maturity. All of us, therefore, should seek out opportunities to hear Scripture taught and preached, including, but not limited to, Lord ...Read More

  • The Pastor’s Perseverance

    1 Timothy 4:16

    Calvin also writes, “True, it is God alone that saves; and not even the smallest portion of his glory can lawfully be bestowed on men. But God parts with no portion of his glory when he employs the agency of ...Read More

  • The Pastor’s Priorities

    1 Timothy 4:13

    Without even knowing it, our expectations can be part of the problem in the church’s lack of focus on teaching in our day. When we choose churches based simply on the extent of their youth activities or the style ...Read More

  • Timothy’s High Calling

    1 Timothy 4:11-12

    Besides the many difficulties of ministry that young pastors must learn to deal with, they have the extra hurdle of youth, which can unfairly render them suspect in the eyes of many congregants. We should treat young leaders with understanding ...Read More

  • Training in Faith

    1 Timothy 4:6-7a

    What do you talk about when you are with other believers? Catching them up on the current events of your life is important, but you can be sure that you are being a good servant of Jesus when you discuss ...Read More

  • The Perils of Telling the Truth

    Galatians 4:15–17

    Matthew Henry offers this caution: “Ministers sometimes create enemies to themselves by the faithful discharge of their duty. Yet ministers must not forbear speaking the truth, for fear of offending others.” Pastors and leaders must love their people well, but ...Read More

  • Waiting in Faith

    Do you have a good testimony of faith? Have you learned to wait in faith for God to move on your behalf?Read More

  • Putting Faith into Action

    How can you put your faith into action today?Read More

  • Moving Out in Faith

    Is God asking you to move out by faith in some area of your life or ministry?Read More

  • Building the Kingdom of God

    Do you love believers and unbelievers alike? Are you willing to risk the hostility of both to build God’s kingdom?Read More

  • Living in God’s Kingdom

    What is your specific, God-given role in reaching the world with the gospel of the kingdom?Read More

  • Confronting Paganism

    Are you seeking the applause of men rather than the approval of God?Read More

  • Living in Exile

    Think about some of the ways God has proven faithful to you in the past, then thank Him!Read More

  • Embracing Our Mission

    Are you part of God’s kingdom? Do you believe what God says and obey when He commands?Read More

  • Understanding Our Pilgrimage

    Are you living like a pilgrim in this world or have you settled in as a permanent resident?Read More