Preaching takes on a different perspective once we look at it from the other side of the pulpit. The people in your pews know what they want from a sermon. Here are eight characteristics given by a former producer of sermons, now turned consumer.
Our salvation is secure. We need entertain no fears on that point But we are secure only in Jesus Christ and only as long as we remain in Him. We are promised that nothing can pluck us from the divine hand. Yet if we wish to leave, God Himself will not force us to remain.
Much of our task as pastors and church administrators is to manage volunteer workers. Managing volunteers in the church is quite different from managing employees in a business. The most unique difference is probably the source of authority that undergirds the leadership of those who manage volunteers.
Death is not the only loss that causes grief. In some ways loss of a spouse through divorce can be even more painful With all the discussion about the causes of divorce, few are paying attention to the needs of individuals who are experiencing its grief. According to the authors, society provides some degree of support for the bereaved, but the person who is divorced had better be prepared to grin and bear it.
There are three major schools for interpreting Biblical prophecy—preterism, futurism, and historicism. The author candidly explains why his church has chosen to defend the historical school of interpretation.
Just as an inside look today into a pastor s parsonage reveals much about the pastor, so an archeologist's look into the homes of the ancient clergy, the Levites, tells us about their worship practices during the time of the Judges.
Troubles and difficulties come to the pastor's family, as well as to others. What an opportunity to demonstrate to the congregation that all the pulpit words about bearing affliction can really prove true!