Yesterday I spent the day with a group of friends and mentors who happen to be preachers. About 7 of us traveled to Double Springs, Alabama and met up with about 15 other preachers and Church leaders for a monthly meeting. These meetings vary in topic and focus. This year, Vance Hutton asked three preachers … Continue reading 150+ Years of Preaching
Dear Lord, You know me, better than I know myself. You know my strengths and my weaknesses. This morning I continue to ask You to: KEEP me from be too talkative. Help me to realize I do not have to say something on every subject on every occasion. DELIVER me from wanting to and trying … Continue reading A Personal Prayer
Here is my second offering on the subject of ministry. Again, comments and suggestions are welcome, encouraged even. We ask: What is Ministry? With last week's working definition of a minister in hand, the next logical step is to define the role a minister plays. This chapter solidifies our model of ministry that develops from … Continue reading What is Ministry?
Last night, my family and I attended Curry Church of Christ to fellowship with our brethren there and to hear a message from a dear friend and fellow Faulkner Alumni - Neal Pollard. The theme of Curry's meeting is Mountain Top Experiences and last night, Neal took us to Mt Carmel. He drew a great … Continue reading God on the Mountain
What follows is a list of common expectations that describe "The Perfect Preacher." Lists like this one circulate around and are funny only because they touch a nerve. The perfect preacher preaches exactly 10 minutes. He condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone's feelings. He works from 8 AM until midnight and is also the church janitor. He … Continue reading What Do You Expect?
Monday I read more than a few blogs concerning preachers whose influence is ongoing:Chris writes about Dowel Flatt.While Brian writes about Mike Tanaro.Paul writes about her Dad.Lisa writes about her Dad too.And John writes about Richard Travis and others.Today, I join the effort in Passing the Torch.There are a lot of preachers in my life. … Continue reading Passing the Torch
From my study in Parrish, Alabama comes this morning's top ten. Top Ten Reasons, I Love Being A Preacher:10. I get to talk during worship.9. I am blessed to have extra time to study God's word.8. I don't sleep through the sermon.7. I serve the GREATEST PEOPLE on Earth -- God's people!6. Although the pay … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Preacher
This morning, I was scanning through some old books. In a 1949 edition of Boles' Outlines by BC Goodpasture; I ran the following outline, "Responsibilities of Gospel Preachers." An online biography of Brother Boles relates, "H. Leo Boles was preeminently a teacher. In the fall of 1906, he became a member of the faculty of … Continue reading Boles on Preachers
In our Bible class yesterday morning, Rick W. told us about three statements he heard in a sermon recently. I cannot help but think about what the preacher said. Let me know what you think."If you attend worship on Sunday Morning, you love 'your church.'""If you attend worship Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening, you love … Continue reading Who Do You Love?
Last Thursday on iPreach, I mentioned the following poem about preaching. After a search on Google, I found the entire poem, but was unable to find the author's name. If any one knows or finds out, please leave a comment and I will give credit where credit is definitely do.When I Preach(Unknown)When I preach, there … Continue reading When I Preach