Preaching and Teaching

A New Catechism to Encourage Preachers – Christian Article

One of the most exhilarating features of the Protestant Reformation was the rediscovery of preaching. In the preceding centuries, preaching—if it happened at all—was limited to occasional gatherings in public places. According to Timothy George, “The reformers brought the sermon back inside the church and gave it an honored place in the public worship of the gathered community.” We usually think about that remarkable change from the people’s viewpoint. They suddenly began receiving, Sunday by Sunday, the life-giving nourishment of…

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John MacArthur Celebrates 50 Years at Grace Church – Christian Article

Today John MacArthur marks the 50th anniversary of his service as senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. MacArthur is an author of dozens of books on theology, Christian living, expository preaching, and cultural and church issues. He has endured much and seen even more in his years at Grace. He is indeed a man whom God has granted faithful endurance. A few months ago, I had the privilege to talk with MacArthur about persevering in ministry.…

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Why Church Planters Must Be Able to Teach – Christian Article

The call to pastor involves the work of teaching the Bible. One cannot miss this recurring emphasis in the pastoral epistles (e.g., 1 Tim. 3:1–2). Not all Christians will be gifted in this area, but pastors must be. The same, therefore, has to be true of church planters. Anyone who aspires to plant a church must be able to teach the Word of God. To help us think about teaching Scripture in the local church, I’m excited to have my friend…

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Teaching Women to Teach – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Leigh Swanson (over music): I think that there is a need to train women to rightly handle the Word of God in women’s ministries. And what was evident from the very beginning is that everybody knew this was a need. And so if everybody knows it’s a need, somebody should be stepping up to try to meet the…

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