Return to Integrity (Pt. 3 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Pastoral Leadership)

Return to Integrity (Pt. 3 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Pastoral Leadership)

2 Cor. 4:2  But we have renounced disgraceful and underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.  (ESV) Wow, this...
RE: The New Covenant in the Spirit (Pt. 2 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Church Leadership)

RE: The New Covenant in the Spirit (Pt. 2 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Church Leadership)

2 Cor. 3:5-6  Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives...
Can A Pastor Have A Dark Sense of Humor?

Can A Pastor Have A Dark Sense of Humor?

One of the most difficult things about being a pastor for me is that I have a pretty dark sense of humor. Now I know what you are thinking, probably something along the lines of… “Darkness oooo thats the devil”. I want to take a moment to explain...
Many Meals and Late Night Conversations

Many Meals and Late Night Conversations

Acts 20:11  And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.  (ESV) It was Sunday. Paul had already preached past midnight. They continued to talk and share a meal together (perhaps two...
How Should A Pastor Teach?

How Should A Pastor Teach?

[Tweet “Here are 14 simple ways that a pastor should teach.”] Teach Descriptively: It might seem difficult at first to do for some new pastors or perhaps even pastors emerging out from underneath a fundamentalist rock but it is very important that your...