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
2 Timothy 3:14-17, “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have know the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given … More The Sufficiency of Scripture for Pastoral Ministry
Ebenezer Morris was a powerful preacher in Wales, little known about today. He lived and preached during times of great revivals there and went home to be with the Lord at the age of 56 on Monday, August 15th, 1825. There’s a whole chapter devoted to his life in Volume Two of The Calvinistic Methodist … More Helpful Questions for Discerning a Credible Profession of Faith by Jeffery Smith
In Romans 1:16 Paul writes, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek”. Paul is not ashamed of the gospel and one reason he is not ashamed is because of the … More The Gospel is Not Only for the Lost, by Jeffery Smith
I was reading Spurgeon recently and in a section of one of his sermons he took up the very practical pastoral question as to why some who are to some degree anxious about their souls can never seem to find peace. They seem to be concerned at times and enquiring after salvation but never obtaining. … More Peace Sought but Not Found: Why?