Overcoming Youth and Inexperience in MinistryJonathan Rourke | July 10, 2018
You can overcome the handicap of youth and inexperience by following the advice given to Timothy in 1 Timothy 5:1-2. Even the youngest servant of the Lord, if diligent in pursuing these virtues, will have both an impact, and an audience.
Do Your Hermeneutics Hold to Sola Scriptura?Abner Chou | July 3, 2018
Our commitment to Sola Scriptura leads to a commitment to hermeneutics—how we study the Bible. We do not want to be people who merely confess Sola Scriptura but those who live it with conviction.
12 Questions to Ask When Choosing a SeminaryJohn MacArthur | June 26, 2018
Choosing the right seminary is crucial, for it will shape your thinking process in all future ministries. Seminary should be a place where men enjoy spiritual, biblical, and theological growth—not a battleground where they try to hold on to a remnant of their faith.
Promises for PessimistsReagan Rose | June 19, 2018
Christians ought to have the most positive outlook on life. Not because we are blissfully unaware of the pains of life, but because we have a hope grounded in the promises of God. It is by the promises of God, that Christians alone have the sure-rooted optimism that enables them to face the deepest disappointment and the most profound pain with genuine joy.
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Thus Sayeth the Pastor: the Nature and Limits of Pastoral AuthorityAustin T. Duncan | May 8, 2018
In many churches today, pastoral authority has been abused and has overreached its God-given boundaries. To be a blessing to the church, leaders need a functional understanding of pastoral authority.
How to Listen to an Expository SermonReagan Rose | February 14, 2018
The reason we are inattentive listeners is that while many preachers spend years honing the craft of sermon preparation, even attending years of post-graduate schooling, the average congregant has never been taught how to listen to an expository sermon.
7 Reasons Your Church Should Take Eschatology SeriouslyMichael J. Vlach | January 9, 2018
It is concerning that some churches don’t take eschatology seriously. Not only should we be interested in prophetic events to come, we are also looking for our Savior, with whom we will spend eternity.
Did Jesus become a Sinner on the Cross?Nathan Busenitz | July 27, 2016
Did Jesus become the literal embodiment of sin, or take on a sin nature, or become a sinner when He died at Calvary? The heart of the question centers on Paul’s statement in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Slaves of ChristMichael Riccardi | June 25, 2015
At its core, the essence of the Christians can be described as slaves of Christ. The picture is not someone whose will is constantly frustrated over and against the whims of his master, but of someone whose will is lovingly and happily conformed to the Master’s will.