Five Lessons Learned From Decades of Preaching

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1. You never preach well enough to convert a single person. That is, unless you believe that faith is an ability of man generated to decision by the persuasive abilities of the preacher. But I don’t believe that saving faith is a natural ability of man. Faith is a sovereign grace-gift of God which comes…



A Place to Preach or a People to Pastor?

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I had extended conversations this week with five young pastors. The longest serving just reached five years of ministry. The rest hover around three years. Each pastorate has been challenging. Some serve older congregations stuck in a 1950s time warp. Other congregations bow up at even the hint of change. Still others have shown animosity…