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What to Pray Before You Preach

Prayer is one of the most important aspects of sermon preparation — not only the morning of preaching but all throughout the week as well. Most pastors know this. But when you pray — what should you pray for? “Whatever comes to mind” is usually

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My Top 7 Systematic Theology Books

Francis Schaeffer urged followers of Jesus to “think Christianly.” This discipline requires us to think theologically. John MacArthur urges, “The evangelical church . . . no longer has the ability to fight error because it doesn’t know the truth.”[1] When we think theologically, we grow

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On the Induction of New Church Members

So far we’ve looked at various aspects of church membership, like What to Discuss in a Church Membership Class and 5 Responsibilities of Every Church Member. Today’s post is geared toward pastors. If you’re a pastor and it’s the Sunday that you’re scheduled to induct

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It’s Just Not the Same

Our church is back to having Sunday worship services in person. We still have Facebook Live going for those who don’t feel comfortable joining quite yet, but for those who do, they (and anyone else) is welcome to our physical gathering. One by one as

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Why It’s Hard for Churches to Adjust to a New Pastor

In my latest article for The Gospel Coalition, I aim to help pastors adjust well to their new church. In this article, I aim to address why it may be hard for a church to adjust to a new pastor. Pastors, after all, sometimes speak

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