Have you often wished for a burst of creativity to solve a difficult problem or meet a pressing need? Don't simply wait for the lightning to strike; you may not be a genius, but even a secondhand dealer in used thoughts can put up lightning rods to draw down the creative fire.
Mary families in your church need preventive parent education in order to avoid major child-rearing problems that may someday require extensive one-to-one counseling. You, the pastor, may be the one to help.
Transitions do for a sermon what joints do for the body—they allow it to move. Fashioning smooth transitions that carry the congregation from one part of the sermon into another calls for a true homiletical craftsman.
What importance should we assign to the Bible as the "Word of God"? How does He speak to us through its pages? Christians have answered such questions in a variety of ways. Warren H. Johns sets forth the viewpoint of MINISTRY editors on this subject.
History has demonstrated that Ellen White's work was of the Lord. Whenever her counsels have been followed, great blessings attended and our church advanced; when rejected, great loss was sustained and our church faltered.