Blog Category: Ministry

Give Your Life Away

Chris Gee | April 10, 2018

Paul’s example speaks loud and clear. Give your life away to “the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” If Jesus thought the church was precious enough to die for, should we not think her precious enough to live for?

The Perfect Model of Ministry

Bryan Murphy | January 2, 2018

Matthew chapter 13 displays two key principles we can learn from the perfect model of ministry, who is Jesus Christ himself. He loves the lost, but never caters to their unbelief. He preaches the truth, but knows people will have different responses. Love the lost If you are modeling your ministry after Jesus, you truly love […]

Preachers and Prepackaged Programs

Jonathan Rourke | September 18, 2017

Original post date: March 18, 2015 The moment we permit ourselves to think lightly of the Christian Ministry, our right arm is withered; nothing but imbecility and relaxation remains. (Robert Hall, Discouragements and Supports of the Ministry, 45) It is the best of times and the worst of times for pastors. Technology has made more resources available […]

Why I Love the Church, Part 3

John MacArthur | September 11, 2017

Original Post Date: March 26, 2015 Why I Love the Church, Part 1 Why I Love the Church, Part 2 This post completes our series on “Why I Love the Church.” 3. The Church Is the Most Precious Reality on Earth There’s a third biblical reason I love the church: It is the most precious thing […]

Why I Love the Church, Part 2

John MacArthur | September 5, 2017

Original Post Date: March 25, 2015 Why I Love The Church, Part 1 In our last post, we looked at the fact that the church is a divinely-ordained institution. Today, I’d like to consider a second reason why I love the church: 2. The Church Is the Outworking of an Eternal Plan In Titus 1:2, the […]

Why I Love the Church, Part 1

John MacArthur | August 28, 2017

Original Post Date: March 24, 2015 I love the church. I am an inveterate and incurable lover of the church. It thrills me beyond expression to serve the church. Although I am also involved in some para-church ministries, I would not trade my ministry in the church for all of them combined. The church takes […]

Shepherds’ Conference Summit 2017

TMS Staff | September 2, 2016

We are excited to announce that the 2017 seminar session titles and speakers have just been released. Check the updated schedule on shepherdsconference.org for more information. Please join us Feb 28-March 3, 2017, for the next Shepherds’ Conference, featuring John MacArthur, Albert Mohler, Ligon Duncan, Mark Dever, Michael Reeves, Iain Murray, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, […]

Cultivating a Berean Mindset

Eric Dodson | August 9, 2016

It’s the impassioned plea of every pastor: “I just want my people to be like the noble Bereans.” We read the description of those noble believers in Acts 17:11, and we beseech the Lord to give us a congregation full of people who receive our messages with eagerness and search the Scriptures to make sure […]

A Portrait of Faithful Ministry

Eric Dodson | June 3, 2016

Paul’s epistle to the Romans is widely celebrated for its detailed treatment of gospel truth and exhortation to transformed biblical living. It was the section of Scripture that led to Luther’s salvation and lit the fire of reformation in his heart. It’s a book that has been used by God to save, edify, and instruct […]

Should You Use Illustrations from Movies?

Jesse Johnson | April 21, 2016

A good friend of mine asked me what I think of pastors using illustrations from movies in their sermons. My friend uses them because he thinks they are helpful in relating to a culture that increasingly has their worldview formed through entertainment. But I don’t buy it. In my experience, illustrations sparked by the golden […]

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