Surviving Success

Surviving Success

 Most of the time we are concerned about a new church plant not succeeding. Failure is a real possibility and no one wants to fail but sometimes it does happen. We never consider the dangers of a new church plant being a success but here are reasons we should beware...Read more
The Pastors Car

The Pastors Car

            In today’s world a car is a necessity. Every American pastor would be at a great disadvantage to do his work if he didn’t have reliable transportation. There are some mission fields where a scooter, a bicycle or public transportation are a feasible substitute, but I can’t think of a...Read more
Young Men

Young Men

I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known...Read more
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

            The proverbial saying ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ suggests that a complex task or great achievement takes time and effort and should not be rushed. It takes a long time to do a task properly, and you should not rush it or expect to do it quickly. Rome was and is one of the world’s greatest cities but it was built over thousands of years as it grew...Read more
Discipleship

Discipleship

At the end of the twentieth century an important emphasis was made for churches to disciple their converts. Salvation is just the first step. Discipleship was greatly needed and many workshops, seminars, articles and books were provided to help meet this need. The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 mandates that we make...Read more
Deacons and Mother-In-Laws

Deacons and Mother-In-Laws

Two unrelated targets of jokes among some preachers are deacons and mothers-in-law. It is unfortunate that these two important people can be the brunt of humor. Preachers must always be careful about telling jokes particularly at someone’s expense. A new church seems to always have difficulty acquiring deacons and to diminish this...Read more
You Can’t Reach Everyone

You Can’t Reach Everyone

According to recent estimates almost eight billion people are alive in the world today. The number of people on the earth is so great that it is difficult to conceive of it. Preaching the gospel to every person in the human race would be impossible. If you could witness twenty-four...Read more