Category Archives: Notes to Preachers

The Problem with Red-Letter Christians

The problem with those who call themselves “Red-Letter Christians” is not that they give insufficient heed to the black letters of the Bible, but that they give insufficient heed to the red ones. Their agenda sounds more like it comes from … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ Versus the Body of Christendom

Do not think that the body of Christ is the same thing as the number of people participating in organized Christianity. Do not think that the body of Christ is the same thing as the number of people who identify … Continue reading

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Preacher Preach First to Themselves

Take heed to these verses, preachers, and be sure that you are practicing what you are preaching.  Jesus only preached that which He practiced. Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you … Continue reading

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Preachers Should Preach Jesus

When Jesus is preached, life springs forth from those who hear.  I have seen it happen over and over. I am talking about proclaimingthe profound simplicity of Jesus Himself – crucified and risen – King of the Universe and Lover … Continue reading

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You Are a Billboard for the Gospel of the Kingdom of God

You are a walking, talking advertisement for God’s rule in a human life. Are you an attractive billboard for His message, or a blighted one? Your manner of life is already sending a message about your relationship with God before the … Continue reading

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Use Your Mouth…Wisely

Those who would be Christian leaders must first seek to be mature Christians.  Christian maturity is achieved only when the tongue is under control.  This is what the third chapter of the letter of James is all about. If you … Continue reading

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You who watch over the souls of others, watch over your own!

What the verses below have in common is the idea that he who would be a minister of the word must be sure to minister that word to himself as well as to others. If you are a preacher, be sure … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Growth of the Apostle John

John the son of Zebedee gives us a vivid picture of the spiritual growth the Lord wants to work in us. In the Gospel of John, he presents himself, along with his fellow disciples, as fleshly in orientation.  This was … Continue reading

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A People for His Own Possession

…Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession… –  Titus 2:13-14 If He’s purifying for Himself “a people for His own possession” why … Continue reading

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The Older Shall Serve the Younger

…the older shall serve the younger. –  Genesis 25:23 Christian leadership operates on a principle at odds with worldly leadership.  In the world, the older has authority over the younger, but in the kingdom of God the older serves the … Continue reading

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