Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church

The Relationship Between Preaching and Counseling

“I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house” (Acts 20:20). Many pastors are reluctant to counsel. Some fear that individual counseling will interfere with the primacy of their...

Trendiness, Busyness, and Biblical Illiteracy An Interview with Andreas Köstenberger

Dr. Andreas Köstenberger is the founder of Biblical Foundations™ and Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. T4L: Thank you very much for agreeing...

Advice to a Regular Pastor

Most pastors are what I like to call “regular pastors”. They don’t pastor megachurches or preach in front of thousands. They don’t have book contracts or speak at national conferences. They don’t have impressive social media platforms or serve alongside...
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...