The Calling of a Soldier of Jesus Christ

“Remember your high calling, you are a minister and ambassador of Christ, you are entrusted with the most honorable and important employment that can engage and animate the heart of man. Filled and fired with a constraining sense of the love of Jesus and the worth of souls; impressed with an ardor to carry war … Continue reading The Calling of a Soldier of Jesus Christ

Remaining Loyal to Jesus Until the End

The gospel of Jesus Christ demands my utmost devotion. Listen to the words of a young preacher from Zimbabwe: “I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit’s power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I’m a disciple of His! I … Continue reading Remaining Loyal to Jesus Until the End

The Power of a Joyful Pastor

Phillip Brooks, an Episcopalian rector in Boston over 100 years ago, and author of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" wrote this about how pastors are to serve Christ's church. His main thesis here can be extrapolated to any job: I think, again, that it is essential to the preacher's success that he should thoroughly enjoy his work. … Continue reading The Power of a Joyful Pastor

A Crucial Duty of a Pastor – Preach to Your Own Heart First

A friend of mine and I share a love for the puritan John Owen and enjoy reading and reflecting on his writings. Here's an excerpt from his treatise on "The Duties of a Pastor" that I found helpful and challenging last week. "I think, truly, that no man preaches that sermon well to others that … Continue reading A Crucial Duty of a Pastor – Preach to Your Own Heart First