Preach Christ, Embody Christ
How to Set an Example in Love
Aug 8, 2023
The love of a godly pastor is gracious and patient, gentle and forgiving, persevering and pain-tolerant, shining with the glad sacrifice of Christ.
Pastoring with Your Life
Exemplary Conduct in Little Moments
Jun 5, 2023
Good pastors are far more than their words in the pulpit. Their lives, in public and private, confirm and commend the truth that they teach.
How Good Pastors Wield Words
Apr 11, 2023
How can a young pastor set an example in his speech? By speaking with sober-minded balance, dignified gravitas, and self-controlled restraint.
Recovering What the Gospel Creates
Feb 24, 2023
If we deeply believe the sound doctrine we profess, it will produce churches that set us apart from the division and hostility around us.
Let No One Despise You
Wisdom for Young Pastors
Dec 29, 2022
What counsel would you give a younger man for his first years in pastoral ministry? We asked a veteran pastor to encourage a rising generation.
Friend, You Can Be Ready to Die
Two Ways to Prepare Now
Oct 14, 2022
Because of the risen Jesus, the moment of a Christian’s death is no longer a crisis, but a final release to enjoy Jesus fully and forever.
That They May All Be One?
Why Unity Is Still Worth Pursuing
Aug 13, 2022
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus prayed “that they may all be one.” So what do we make of all the different denominations within Christianity today?
The Longest Years of Ministry
Courage for Weary Pastors
Jun 14, 2022
Over and over, God turns low moments to profound victories. What if this moment in your ministry is about to be one of his great reversals of grace?
Who Helps You Enjoy God?
Christian Hedonists in Honest Community
Apr 5, 2022
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. And God is more glorified in us together than in any of us alone.
The Holiness from Below
A Warning Against Self-Righteousness
Feb 21, 2022
Holiness withers when we make it, not Christ, our primary focus. But holiness thrives when we are captured most, and most often, by him.
The Healer of Bruised Reeds
How Jesus Changes the World
Dec 15, 2021
The world wins people through aggression and intimidation. Jesus wins the world through humility and gentleness.
The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way
Three Sentences That Shaped My Ministry
Oct 25, 2021
Ministry is hard for a thousand reasons. And it’s worth it for at least one big reason: the glory of God in and through the salvation of sinners.
God Can Redeem Your Family History
Aug 17, 2021
If your family history was harder than most, you may be more prepared than most to love a family well.
Holy Power for Imperfect Preachers
Jun 9, 2021
Pastors who love people with the heart of God are men of God serving in the power of God.
God Calms Our Sexual Insanity
The Seventh Commandment for Today
Apr 28, 2021
The solution to our sexual brokenness is not to give in to our brokenness, but to find healing and purpose in Jesus.
For Low Moments in Ministry
Why Pastors Need Revival
Feb 10, 2021
Every pastor experiences dry seasons. In God’s wisdom and mercy, those dry seasons often become gardens of surprising growth.
The Surprising Ministry of Encouragement
Dec 8, 2020
Encouragement is one of the most prominent ministries in the New Testament, and sadly may be one of the most neglected in the church today.
Do Not Trust Your Anger
Oct 14, 2020
You cannot truly follow Christ without feeling anger over sin and injustice. And you cannot truly follow Christ and unleash every angry impulse.
Ministry Is Never Just a Job
Advice for Young Pastors
May 4, 2020
Of all men, pastors need soldiers in arms, allies who stand with them, brothers born for the day of adversity.
Your Ministry Will Take a Lifetime
My Counsel for Younger Men
Dec 27, 2019
Men, if God has not called you to more for now, it may be because you’re not ready yet.
Stop Loving Your Spouse Too Much
Jun 15, 2019
Every marriage is either Christian or idolatrous. And two married Christians can be idolatrous, without even realizing it.
God Will Renew Your Joy in Ministry
Three Lessons from Decades of Weakness
Oct 18, 2018
How can we who lead find joy and renewal and energy along the way? God has consistently strengthened this pastor in at least three ways.
Make It Easy for Your Kids to Love God
Proverbs for a Happy Home
Apr 18, 2018
Only God can give our children a love for him, but parents can make it as hard as possible for our kids to resist the happiness we have in him.
Rejoice in the Wife of Your Youth
Letter to a Would-Be Adulterer
Sep 11, 2017
Your marriage can tell a powerful story to future generations of God’s faithfulness — or lie about how real, powerful, and reliable he really is.
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