Many people consider Charles Spurgeon to be one of the greatest preachers of all time. I am sure he was a great speaker, and there are literally millions of copies of his sermons available. He was obviously much more successful as an orator than I will ever be. So what I’m about to say may
Do pastors need to preach the gospel to Christians? We all believe you must preach Christ’s work to unbelievers, but should you also preach it to born-again believers? In his book Christ Alone, Rod Rosenbladt argues pastors must evangelize everyone: Most evangelicals have no category for preaching Christ to a congregation of believers; their only
Do you ever feel like you have to “sell” Jesus? Or church? Or youth group? You want to have a spirit of excellence in all you do, of course (cf. Col 3:23). If you want to preach or write or publish or make PowerPoints or put on a conference or make music or do anything
I was reading up on house churches when I stumbled across this post from Keith Giles (whom I am not familiar with, but who has written about “organic churches”). He argues that wrath is not one of the attributes of God. That’s clearly wrong. Wrath is definitely one of the attributes of God. If God
There was a time when I’d rather face a firing squad than speak in front of a crowd. Public speaking terrified me. But God has a sense of humor. I remember in high school history class, we did a re-enactment of the Estates-General during the French Revolution. I played the role of a Catholic priest.