Prepare for Preaching

Chad Haygood

Toward the end of his letter to Timothy, the final letter we have from the Apostle Paul in Scripture, we read this charge from Paul to Timothy, "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching."

The Curse of Motivational Speaking

Josh Reynolds

Here is a quote from Pastor Conrad Mbewe on "motivational speaking vs. biblical preaching":

Random Thoughts: Preaching and Children in Worship

Chad Haygood

There have been some great blogs going around the internet lately. They're so good that I certainly can't improve on them and the best thing I can do for you is point you to them. They're a little random, that is they address different issues, but if these encouragements were taken seriously, I trust our Sunday meeting would improve.

The first blog I want to introduce you to is written by Stephen Altrogge, who is a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church in Indiana, PA. He's written a great post on encouraging us to pray for our pastors to have unction. Why? Well, here's a tid-bit:

Because I'm Not John Piper

Chad Haygood

I am NOT John Piper. I'd like to be, but I'm not. To be honest, I'm really far from it. You know it, I know it, we all know it so let's just get it out there - you're preaching pastor is NOT John Piper.

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