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What are 5 lessons I learned preaching for years in a dying church?

Those who know me, know I advocate for a pastor to stay a minimum of 5 years.  There are many reasons for this, but one of the most important is that it is hard to build trust with a church

Posted in Preaching, Training for Ministry

Why do I urge all pastors to preach expository sermons?

There are all kinds of different  sermons a preacher can preach:  Doctrinal, evangelistic, topical, and several other kinds of sermons that are not bad in themselves and have their place.  But that does not change my deep conviction that the

Posted in Preaching

Latest Podcast: Guest Preaching and Weekly Preaching

You might not be asked to preach in Middle Earth (a.k.a. New Zealand) like Jim Savastio, but many preachers will serve as a guest preacher at some point in their ministry. No matter how often you preach as a guest, there

Posted in Preaching, Training for Ministry

How should pastors want to be remembered when they are gone?

Our church recently sang a Joseph Hart hymn and it reminded me of that impactful day when I stood over his grave in Bunhill Fields Cemetery just outside the city of London.  This cemetery is just outside the city limits because these

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching, The Pastor's Soul
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