January 16, 2018

The Same Commit Thou to Faithful Men

Josiah M. Wambua FrontLine • January/February 2010 The cliché “Christianity in Africa is many miles wide but only a few inches deep” is not new to most ears. Unfortunately, it still remains a reality to this day. Our Lord Jesus Christ said that believers are to pray so that the Lord of the harvest would […]

Dung on the Face?

Matt Recker Malachi 2:3 “I will… spread dung upon your faces…” We might think this is a bit “over the top!” I have never preached about God spreading dung on the faces of the priests, and, on the surface, it seems a coarse tactic to use. In preaching through Malachi recently, this troubling passage confronted […]

Is CNN Giving You A Political Panic Attack?

Don Johnson Have you heard the latest tweet from the president? Who can keep up? If you missed the tweets yesterday, there will be a new one today. And if you missed those, tune in to cable news, you will find the news readers all worked up about whatever the president had to say via […]

The Ministry of Funerals for Unbelievers

Wally Morris My wife and I have been serving the Lord at Charity Baptist Church for almost 23 years, longer than any other pastor in Huntington. Our town is a small town (less than 18,000 people) and the population is decreasing as businesses are closing. Huntington is a rural, farming area with light industry and […]

The Sermon and the “Sermonater”

George Stiekes Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15 Have you ever wondered all that the pastor must do in order to prepare a good sermon?

Christmas Cookies in an Empty Coffee Can

Volker Stoeckmann I sat listening intently as a middle-aged widow, the mother of four, taught us Bible stories in her broken English. She made the Bible come to life for my impressionable young mind as she pulled figures of Moses, Daniel, Ruth, John the Baptist, and the Christ-child out from the pages of her Bible […]

When Does Old Age Arrive?

Bob Jones III When my grandfather was the age I am now and I was a teenager, I heard him speak often about how much older people had to offer the next generation — wisdom, prudence, experience, the benefit of learning from their mistakes. I did not receive his comments with understanding or appreciation. There […]

My Priorities During Eight Years of Youth Ministry

  Jonathan Threlfall My wife Christa and I began serving at our current ministry on June 18, 2008. Shortly after we began, I wrote out five priorities that I believed should guide my ministry as youth pastor. I haven’t perfectly executed these priorities. There are many things I would have done differently or more diligently. […]

The “Two Hands” of Ministry

Taigen Joos In 2006 an approach to church ministry began to gain popularity. It was called a “two-handed” approach to ministry. One closed hand represented the theology of the church and its grasp of biblical truth and principles. The hand being closed symbolized the non-negotiable aspects of theology. One open hand represented the methodology of […]

Prepared to Stand Alone

J. C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone Iain H. Murray, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2016. 259 pgs. Reviewed by Don Johnson Noted biographer Iain Murray brings us another outstanding piece of work in J. C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone. His book is very readable and presents an objective (but warm) account of the […]