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.
The question remains after the service is done and the live stream is over … Did anyone actually worship?
What motivates a regular pastor? What drives him to stand in the pulpit, week after week, proclaiming biblical truth?
Regular pastors are tempted to chase a number of ministry goals. These goals can include platform building, a strong social media presence, denominational recognition, publishing contracts, speaking invitations, and even quasi-celebrity status.
As a regular pastor I get excited about the occasional opportunity to “go” to church with my family. While there are certain things I do want to hear on these occasional Sundays, there are also a number of things I don’t want to hear.
My favorite part of summer vacation isn’t getting away from the busyness of life … it’s getting to “go” to church with my family. In particular, I get excited about listening to good preaching with my family.
I’ve spent the last several months preaching through Exodus at Immanuel. As I’ve studied each week, I’ve worked through a stack of 12 different commentaries. All have been helpful in some way, but after working through most of Exodus these are my top five Exodus commentaries.
Like any approach to gospel ministry, mass evangelism can be done poorly and it can be done well. The following 5 rules describe a faithful approach to mass evangelism.