Last week the annual Shepherds’ Conference took place at John MacArthur’s Church in Sun Valley, California. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to attend along with a group from my sending church and two Ukrainian pastors.
Yesterday I had the privilege of translating for Fyodr, a great brother-in-Christ, and pastor from Eastern Ukraine.
In addition to preaching I also shared one testimony from one refugee who lost everything,
What separates the preaching of today’s celebrity preachers like Joel Osteen from some of the great preachers of history like Charles Spurgeon?
What’s the difference between preaching that manipulates people for the preacher’s own purposes and preaching that persuades people in the truth claims of Scripture?
I know you mean well and you probably just want to communicate your gratitude but will you do your pastor a favor and stop saying this after his sermons?
I’ve never been to a service at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington. However, I do have family who attend Mars Hill and a few other friends who are involved in the church.
On August 18th our church is planning to baptize about 12 people. We will gather on the shore of the Black Sea at 8:30 am where we will hold a short service and do the baptism.
Recently I asked a question, “Is traditional preaching still valid?” Although I’m a big user of technology in ministry I also believe that traditional preaching is still valid and can never be replaced by other methods of communication.
In biblical times there were few methods of communication to choose from. If you needed to communicate something to a large audience your best option was to find a crowd and speak real loud.
I once heard someone say that preaching is sometimes like a university lecture, where the information passes from the notes of the professor to the notes of the student without passing through the brain of either.
I preached my first sermon when I was 14 so that means technically I have been preaching for over 20 years!