Sufficiency of Scripture for Pastoral Ministry, 3, lessons

In the previous two posts we considered what 2 Timothy 3:14-17 teaches us about the sufficiency of Scripture for pastoral ministry. We considered the saving wisdom Scripture gives, v.15, the divine origin of Scripture, v.16, the wide-ranging purposes Scripture serves, v.16, and the complete equipping Scripture provides, v.17. in this third and final post on … More Sufficiency of Scripture for Pastoral Ministry, 3, lessons

Guest Post: How to Welcome Sinners into Your Church, part 2 by Dan Wakefield

 Dan Wakefield currently serves as a pastoral intern at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek Florida. This article and the two to follow are edited from a recent sermon Dan preached in our church.  In the last post the focus was upon the Pharisees’ attitude toward lost sinners. Now let’s consider.. Jesus’ attitude toward lost sinners When … More Guest Post: How to Welcome Sinners into Your Church, part 2 by Dan Wakefield

Are You Trying or Training for Godliness? by Jeffery Smith

Lately I’ve picked up a number of books on biblical masculinity in preparation for a retreat I’ve been asked to speak at in early Spring. One book I’ve purchased and have been reading is The Dude’s Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits by Darrin Patrick. Without taking the time right … More Are You Trying or Training for Godliness? by Jeffery Smith