Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church

Let No Man Despise Your Youth: Pastoral Reflections of a Young Pastor

In November 2013, my life changed: I was called by a normative sized local church, with an average age of 70, to be their pastor at the age of 25. My wife and I were the youngest in the church by nearly 20 years. To put this in perspective: The only child...

Recommended Books on Biography, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, and Preaching

This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been discussing the primary place of expository preaching for the life and health of the local church. From attacks on the Word of God, to essential biblical doctrines, there are a lot of issues that relate to and...

Fighting Doubt as Virtue with the Word of God

Doubt in our day is in fashion. In fact, it is viewed as a virtue in our culture. Tell someone what you believe, and they will tell you, “Your truth is good for you”. Then they will proceed to tell you their “truth”. On and on you could go, because no one...
Three Errors of “Word of Faith” Preaching

Three Errors of “Word of Faith” Preaching

The movement known as “Word of Faith” is a branch off of the Pentecostal movement. In the late 20th century, E. W. Kenyon studied under Phineas Quimby and was taught a system known as “New Thought” that connected the mind with God’s Word in such a way that...

The Importance of Preaching Sound Doctrine

The Importance of Preaching Sound Doctrine

Some years ago we did things a little differently at our church than we do now. We had a band that was filled with hired guns and we paid them to play the lights out every Sunday. To illustrate: our guitarist would tour the world with a famous boy-band,...

Biblical Counseling: A Ministry to Serve and Shepherd

Biblical Counseling: A Ministry to Serve and Shepherd

In the past five years, as more and more books have come out on biblical counseling topics, I have consumed more and more on this subject. The result of this reading has been the opening of my eyes to the need for biblical counseling in the local church....

Why the Local Church Needs Good Biblical Theology

Why the Local Church Needs Good Biblical Theology

Pastors have the weighty and wonderful responsibility of preaching Christ from all the Scriptures. Biblical theology, therefore, is a vital help for pastors to faithfully declare the glorious truth that Jesus is the main point of the whole Bible. How do we...