Are you wishing winter would hurry up and end so that we can get on with spring and summer? Perhaps you are already dreaming of sitting on the beach, watching the waves come in, and sipping your beverage of choice? For some people, winter is definitely “out of season” and certainly not their favorite time […]Read More In Season and Out of Season
I am excited about a new opportunity the Lord has opened up for me to serve in the African nation of Ghana. Back in March of 2016, I travelled to California to attend the Shepherds Conference, an annual gathering of thousands of pastors and church leaders. Before the conference even began, I met a man […]Read More Ghana Missions Trip
Recently, I asked one of our elders to preach for me in my absence. In the weeks leading up to that Sunday, I did my best to help him prepare. One of the things I did was to give him a document that outlines my preaching preparation process. I made it clear that the steps […]Read More Sermon Preparation Steps
Not long after I graduated from Bible College, I had the opportunity to preach at my home church, the church I attended in junior high and high school. I can’t remember the exact text I preached on, but I do remember the response of some friends. They were extremely affirming and appreciative of me for […]Read More Great Message, Feeble Messenger
Last fall I had the opportunity to attend a Simeon Trust Workshop on Biblical Exposition in Youngstown, Ohio. At the workshop we were all given a copy of a book by H.B. Charles Jr., simply called On Preaching. I heard H.B. speak at the 2017 TGC national conference, and he recently preached at T4G, so […]Read More On Preaching – by H.B. Charles Jr.
I have always been fascinated by the bible passages where the call of God is given directly to His chosen servant. Let me give you a few examples. Moses: “Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt. But Moses said to God, Who […]Read More The Call of God
Week in and week out, the preacher has a tough job. In fact, it is an impossible job apart from work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, preaching, from start to finish (even after the sermon has been preached), must be done in prayer. I have been in pastoral ministry for about 10 years now and […]Read More The Preacher’s Prayer
As the tributes have poured in from all over the world following the death of the renowned evangelist Billy Graham, I remembered back to an interview he did with Greta Van Sustern a few years ago. In one of the questions, Sustern asked Graham, “If you were to do things over again, would you do […]Read More Billy Graham’s Biggest Regret
By Pastor Isaac Stuart I had the privilege of attending a Simeon Trust workshop this past November in Youngstown, Ohio. I had never heard about the Charles Simeon Trust until Dan Stegeman told me about this workshop on expository preaching last summer. I believe whole heartedly in expository preaching for two reasons. First, it combats […]Read More Why You Should Attend a Simeon Trust Workshop on Biblical Exposition
Last week I had the privilege of leading a group of 20-25 pastors and their wives in a time of learning and fellowship. The topic I chose to speak on was that of Reading Good Books. Typically, most pastors have a reputation for reading a lot, as well we should. But more often than not, […]Read More A Word to Pastors….Read Good Books!