PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR 97 % of pastors have been betrayed, falsely accused, or hurt by their trusted friends. 70 % of pastors battle depression. 7,000 churches close each year. 1, 500 pastors quit each month. 10 % will retire a pastor. 80 % of pastors feel discouraged. 94 % of pastor’s families feel the…… Continue reading Pray For Your Pastor
It is a great privilege to be able to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in an official capacity. To be called of God to proclaim the gospel in an official capacity carries with it a grave responsibility which is why the Bible warns against becoming a spiritual teacher too quickly. “My brethren, be not…… Continue reading What Should be Preached?
In 1520, Pope Leo X issued a bull of excommunication against Martin Luther. Leo directed the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation to execute it. Charles V, however, was reluctant to take this step. Only 21 years old at the time, Charles had only at great expense and with much diplomacy…… Continue reading An Inappropriate Demand
According to the Huffington Post, “Lakewood Church co-pastor Victoria Osteen received backlash from the Christian community after video footage of an August sermon surfaced showing Osteen encouraging congregants to ‘do good for your own self.’ The pastor, who is married to televangelist Joel Osteen, told the congregation that the key to making God happy is…… Continue reading What Makes God Happy?
Many years ago when I was a young pastor, a friend asked me what I wanted to accomplish in the ministry. My response: “I just want to survive.” What was said in humor was only partially humorous, for being in the ministry is no child’s play. More often than not, the local church is the…… Continue reading Advice for Guiding A Struggling Church