I’m no missionary, just a regular pastor. However, I did rub shoulders with a bunch of missionaries during my time at Southern Seminary.
While many church-going folks would have some familiarity with the phrase “plan of salvation,” few of us have ever stopped to think about a “plan of damnation.”
I’m convinced that Americans in the twenty-first century are the most selfish people.
Recently I came across a wonderful quote in AW Pink’s An Exposition of Hebrews.
If your pastor preaches expository sermons, walking his congregation through a particular passage of Scripture, he carries a heavy burden when he steps into the pulpit.
That’s the task of preaching. Not building an imposing and impressive wall each and every Sunday, but simply laying one brick at a time and laying it straight and square.
Odessa is unlike any of the other cities I’ve lived in In Odessa, a remarkable number of people feel “out of place,” like they don’t really belong here.
It seems like we hear a new story every week. Some prominent preacher, musician, or Christian celebrity has walked away from the Christian faith.
The Canadian government has fined a local congregation $83,000 simply because they gathered together in their building to worship Jesus together.