Category Archives: Pastoral Ministry

May I never preach again a sermon without the cross

Baptist minister Andrew Fuller, in a letter home while on a preaching tour of Ireland: “The doctrine of the cross is more dear to me than when I went. I wish I may never preach another sermon but what shall … Continue reading

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Studying the Book of Providence is Essential

Here is another valuable reflection from the aging Archibald Alexander (1772-1851) on ministry to aging saints. Here, he speaks of the value of studying “the book of divine providence,” looking back thoughtfully over the wise and gracious way God has … Continue reading

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Favorite Commentaries on the Gospel of Mark

Here at Curve Baptist Church, we finished our sermon series in the Gospel of Mark this past Sunday. It was a joy to preach the resurrection of Jesus on Christmas Day! You can find the files of all the sermons … Continue reading

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Preaching as Steady, Loving, Fatherly Discipline

In the following passage, Sinclair Ferguson addresses the role of preaching in God’s fatherly discipline of his children. Do we think of the week-in, week-out preaching of Scripture in terms of a family bring brought to maturity by the Word … Continue reading

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Mark 13: Jesus Predicts the Future

Mark 13 is, without question, the most difficult portion of Mark’s gospel to interpret. Jesus is clearly speaking about future events, but he does not do so by mentioning specific names or dates. Instead, he follows the Biblical patter of … Continue reading

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Honor to Whom Honor is Due

Here is a brief article from the Tennessee Baptist state newspaper, the Baptist & Reflector, highlighting the mentoring ministry of a man I love and admire, Dr. Bill Oakley. Bro. Bill has been a faithful Gospel minister for over 60 … Continue reading

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Jesus, Divorce, and a Philosophy of Preaching

When I was a college student at Union University, several teachers and pastors modeled the practice of systematic, expository preaching of the Scriptures. Those big words just mean that they preached through books of the Bible, chapter-by-chapter, and verse-by-verse, asking … Continue reading

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