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Simeon's Trust Workshop on Old Testament Narrative (January 23, 2013) - Our church is hosting a Simeon's Trust Workshop for pastors with David Helm March 20-22, 2013. David is an excellent teacher with a passion to see preachers gain the necessary tools for preaching and teaching God's word---in this case, Old... (Keep Reading Simeon's Trust Workshop on Old Testament Narrative)
Don't Chase the Latest Thing (September 10, 2012) - This brief video is my response to the question, "What word of encouragement or advice would you give to fellow pastors?"... (Keep Reading Don't Chase the Latest Thing)
Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp (August 24, 2012) - Just finished a new book by Paul Tripp entitled Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry. It challenged me, convicted me and also gave me fresh faith for pastoral ministry. I highly recommend it to any pastor,... (Keep Reading Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp)
The Sheep That Was Lost (July 22, 2012) - These photos reminded me of Jesus' words about the lost sheep in Luke and how he pursues us and rescues us from our sin. And I couldn't help but thinking that this is the kind of pastor I'd like... (Keep Reading The Sheep That Was Lost)
Alexander Strauch on Biblical Eldership (February 20, 2012) - We're doing a series on church governance at Covenant Life. In my sermon this past Sunday I shared the following quote from Alexander Strauch's book Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call To Restore Biblical Church Leadership. "Most important, biblical eldership guards... (Keep Reading Alexander Strauch on Biblical Eldership)
Authority is Like Soap (January 8, 2012) - "Authority is like soap, the more you use it the less you will have of it." - Mark Dever... (Keep Reading Authority is Like Soap)
Preaching Notes: Matt Chandler (October 17, 2011) - The final preacher I get to feature in this series is Matt Chandler. Matt is the lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. About his preaching notes, Matt said: I tend to study and read a... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Matt Chandler)
Preaching Notes: Tullian Tchividjian (October 7, 2011) - We're continuing a series on preaching notes, and Tullian Tchividjian is next. Tullian is senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Several years ago, I interviewed him here on the blog. And his new book... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Tullian Tchividjian)
Preaching Notes: Steve Lawson (September 27, 2011) - For our second round of preaching notes, first up is Dr. Steven J. Lawson. Steve is the Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. Here are Steve's (mostly) handwritten preaching notes from his sermon, "Only One... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Steve Lawson)
Preaching Notes, Round Two (September 27, 2011) - A few years back, I did a series of posts with scans of the actual notes that various preachers take with them into the pulpit. You can read the background and see links to all the different notes here.... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes, Round Two)
Preaching Notes Series Introduction (December 8, 2010) - UPDATE: We did this series a few years ago, but since then the links got messed up. So we reposted them and here it is again with everything working right. Enjoy. Several months ago my friend Justin Buzzard sent... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes Series Introduction)
Preaching Notes: Joshua Harris (December 1, 2010) - It's been a while since I posted in the Preaching Notes Series that I started in the summer. Since we started sharing notes from different pastors, many of you have turned the tables on me and asked to see... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Joshua Harris)
Preaching Notes: Mark Driscoll (December 1, 2010) - This is the sixth installment in our Preaching Notes Series. (Although this post might be more appropriately titled preaching "sticky notes"...more on that in a minute.) For most of you Mark Driscoll needs no introduction. He's the pastor of... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Mark Driscoll)
Preaching Notes: Tim Keller (December 1, 2010) - The fifth installment of our Preaching Notes Series features pastor Tim Keller. I saved this for last on purpose. I think you'll find Tim's method fascinating and very different from the other manuscripts we've looked at so far. Tim... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Tim Keller)
Preaching Notes: Ray Ortlund, Jr (December 1, 2010) - The next preacher in I wanted to highlight in this series is Ray Ortlund, Jr. I have asked Justin Taylor to introduce him. Justin writes:Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. is the pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville. For nine years... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Ray Ortlund, Jr)
Preaching Notes: CJ Mahaney (December 1, 2010) - Today we're continuing the Preaching Notes Series. I want to thank everyone for their encouragement about this series. I also want to thank illustrator Drew Blom again for doing the caricatures of each man. Today I'm excited to feature... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: CJ Mahaney)
Preaching Notes: Mike Bullmore (December 1, 2010) - Welcome to the Preaching Notes Series. Today our featured preacher is Mike Bullmore. I've asked Andy Naselli, a member of Mike's church and a PhD candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, to write an introduction:Mike Bullmore has pastored CrossWay... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Mike Bullmore)
Preaching Notes: Mark Dever (December 1, 2010) - Welcome to the first installment of our Preaching Notes series in which we share copies of the actual notes that various preachers take with them into the pulpit. (The caricatures of each man were drawn by Drew Blom.) In... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Mark Dever)
Transition Plan by Bob Russell (November 23, 2010) - Bob Russell served as the Senior Minister of Southeast Christian Church for 40 years until 2006 when he retired and transitioned leadership to Dave Stone. Now he's written a book with Brian Bucher about that process called Transition Plan: 7... (Keep Reading Transition Plan by Bob Russell)
Humble Shepherds and Sheep (September 2, 2010) - Recently I preached a message from 1 Peter 5:1-5 which exhorts elders to "shepherd the flock of God that is among you." If you're not a pastor, you might think that this passage of scripture has very little to... (Keep Reading Humble Shepherds and Sheep)
[CO]MISSION U.K. (May 12, 2010) - For my brothers over in the UK, I just wanted to let you know about the upcoming [CO]MISSION conference July 8-10 2010. This is Sovereign Grace Ministries' first UK church planting conference. It's at the Christchurch Center, Newport, South... (Keep Reading [CO]MISSION U.K.)
You Cannot Read Too Much in Scripture (April 7, 2009) - This week Shannon and I are enjoying the Sovereign Grace Pastor's Conference. C.J. gave a great message last night reminding us of our calling to "shepherd the flock of God" from 1 Peter 5:1-2. Tonight Jeff Purswell preached from 2... (Keep Reading You Cannot Read Too Much in Scripture)
What the Teleprompter Teaches Preachers (March 27, 2009) - In an op-ed piece entitled What the Teleprompter Teaches, columnist Michael Gerson says that it's a mistake to argue that the uncrafted, "off the cuff" comments of a leader are somehow more authentic. He writes, Governing is a craft, not... (Keep Reading What the Teleprompter Teaches Preachers)
Preaching Notes: Joshua Harris (December 9, 2008) - It's been a while since I posted in the Preaching Notes Series that I started in the summer. Since we started sharing notes from different pastors, many of you have turned the tables on me and asked to see... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Joshua Harris)
Preaching Notes: Mark Driscoll (September 23, 2008) - This is the sixth installment in our Preaching Notes Series. (Although this post might be more appropriately titled preaching "sticky notes"...more on that in a minute.) For most of you Mark Driscoll needs no introduction. He's the pastor of... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Mark Driscoll)
Preaching Notes: Tim Keller (August 29, 2008) - The fifth installment of our Preaching Notes Series features pastor Tim Keller. I saved this for last on purpose. I think you'll find Tim's method fascinating and very different from the other manuscripts we've looked at so far. Tim... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Tim Keller)
Preaching Notes: Ray Ortlund, Jr. (August 22, 2008) - The next preacher in I wanted to highlight in this series is Ray Ortlund, Jr. I have asked Justin Taylor to introduce him. Justin writes:Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. is the pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville. For nine years... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Ray Ortlund, Jr.)
Preaching Notes: C.J. Mahaney (August 19, 2008) - Today we're continuing the Preaching Notes Series. I want to thank everyone for their encouragement about this series. I also want to thank illustrator Drew Blom again for doing the caricatures of each man. Today I'm excited to feature... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: C.J. Mahaney)
Preaching Notes: Mike Bullmore (August 14, 2008) - Welcome to the Preaching Notes Series. Today our featured preacher is Mike Bullmore. I've asked Andy Naselli, a member of Mike's church and a PhD candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, to write an introduction:Mike Bullmore has pastored CrossWay... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Mike Bullmore)
Preaching Notes: Mark Dever (August 11, 2008) - Welcome to the first installment of our Preaching Notes series in which we share copies of the actual notes that various preachers take with them into the pulpit. (The caricatures of each man were drawn by Drew Blom.) In... (Keep Reading Preaching Notes: Mark Dever)
The Preaching Notes Series Introduction (August 8, 2008) - UPDATE: We did this series a few years ago, but since then the links got messed up. So here it is again with everything working right. Enjoy. -- Several months ago my friend Justin Buzzard sent me a copy... (Keep Reading The Preaching Notes Series Introduction)
Sermon Prep (May 6, 2008) - A friend passed this on and it made me laugh:Seven-year-old Mathew was watching his father David, a pastor, write his sermon for Sunday. "How do you know what to say, Dad?" Matthew asked. David replied, "Well, God tells me what... (Keep Reading Sermon Prep)
The Preacher's Authority (February 5, 2008) - From Wayne Grudem's Bible Doctrine:Throughout the history of the church the greatest preachers have been those who have recognized that they have no authority in themselves, and have seen their task as being to explain the words of Scripture and... (Keep Reading The Preacher's Authority)
John Piper on Martin Luther King Weekend (January 19, 2008) - Today on the Desiring God blog, John Piper writes: Monday is Martin Luther King day. I encourage all pastors and Sunday School teachers to make something of it this weekend. It may be too late to preach on racial and... (Keep Reading John Piper on Martin Luther King Weekend)
Weeping With Those Who Weep (January 17, 2008) - I wanted to share this article that Jon Smith recently posted on the New Attitude blog. Jon is a friend and fellow pastor who serves on the singles team at our church. Jon writes from his experience of losing... (Keep Reading Weeping With Those Who Weep)
Relativizing God's Word (November 16, 2007) - In his recent article entitled, "The Feminization of the Ministry—A Milestone in Britain," Al Mohler comments on the increasing ordinations of female priests by the Church of England. His article points to an even more concerning trend—that of playing "interpretive... (Keep Reading Relativizing God's Word)
Learning From Mark Driscoll (November 9, 2007) - My first introduction to Mark Driscoll was his book Radical Reformission. I enjoyed it and was challenged by it. So I wrote him a letter telling him that I appreciated the stand he took for biblical truth and the clear... (Keep Reading Learning From Mark Driscoll)
Mahaney Interviews Dever (September 4, 2007) - 9Marks just came out with their latest leadership interview. Normally Mark Dever serves as the host and peppers the guest pastors and authors with questions. But in the newest interview the tables are turned as C.J. Mahaney interviews Mark... (Keep Reading Mahaney Interviews Dever)
For Preachers: Learning from Mr. Bullmore (August 29, 2007) - Mike Bullmore, the pastor of Crossway Community Church in Kenosha, WI, is a dear friend and skilled preacher. He taught homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for many years. We've had Mike in to preach at our church on several... (Keep Reading For Preachers: Learning from Mr. Bullmore)
New Office (August 22, 2007) - CJ just moved downstairs, leaving his Covenant Life Church office for a new one down in Sovereign Grace Ministries. And I've just moved next door to take his. Though he hasn't gone far (same building), it's strange after having... (Keep Reading New Office)
Sovereign Grace Church of Frederick (April 24, 2007) - On Sunday, I had the joy of preaching at our sister church in Frederick, MD, while their senior pastor, Chris Silard, was preaching at Covenant Life. This quick video clip gives a glimpse of this thriving new church that was... (Keep Reading Sovereign Grace Church of Frederick)
My Sermon Coaches (February 3, 2007) - I recently sent an email around to our pastoral team to highlight the way that C.J. Mahaney and Bob Kauflin serve me each week in the preparation of my sermons. I share this here so that anyone who listens to... (Keep Reading My Sermon Coaches)
Together for the Gospel (May 2, 2006) - This past week our pastoral team, along with all the pastors in Sovereign Grace, attended the pastors conference called Together for the Gospel which was hosted by four men: CJ Mahaney, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan and Al Mohler. These men... (Keep Reading Together for the Gospel)
For Pastors: The Resurgence (March 26, 2006) - Mark Driscoll, the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, is hosting a conference for pastors May 9-11. Mark's heart is to serve young church planters and what he describes as an "biblical, missional theology." You can learn more... (Keep Reading For Pastors: The Resurgence)
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