Time-tested ones are usually dense, deep, but safer than our popular titles. 3) My job as a Christian minister is to teach the Bible, which means not to focus on my pet doctrines or favorite parts of the Bible only, but to cover a wide variety of topics and emphasize what the Bible emphasizes.
Even so, I always compare what any Christian author says with what the Bible says. (2 Timothy 4:2) 4) The Bible does not address dating clearly, but it is emphatic about the judgment of Sodom, to the degree that Jesus made it the reference point in his predictions about the last generation.
Preachers who want to build a sure ministry that has longevity and eternal rewards should emphasize these crucial Bible subjects. Moses was trained for 40 years in the backside of the desert.
Paul studied under the famous Rabbi Gamaliel then saw Jesus face-to-face, yet remained relatively unknown and had to be groomed for 14 years in Arabia and Syria.
Pay your dues, be humble, and in due season God will lift you up.
(1 Peter 5:6) 8) No one should be shocked or sad by the renunciation of Joshua Harris’ faith. “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” I knew the day would come because I have observed over two decades of ministry that anyone who does not build his life on the Word of God is building his life on sand.
Being emotional about it is not a wise Christian response. (Matthew ) They will not be consistent in their walk. This is especially true of ministers who often face more pressures and temptations than the ordinary churchgoers.
Any preacher or pastor who builds his church or ministry on something other than the Word of God (such as gifts of the Spirit, music, worship, church size, prayer or personality) will eventually shipwreck and be out of ministry—it’s only a matter of time.
This is why I am a big believer that every young person should “pay their dues”; that is, be an apprentice, work for someone else, support another church leader’s vision, and don’t expect too much by way of recognition or promotion.
(Revelation 2:2) 2) I don’t follow extremes in Christianity, or better put, church trends that appear to represent Christianity to the world. (Luke -30, 2 Peter 2:6, Jude 1:7, Revelation 11:8) 5) Christian teachers make the mistake of being extreme or dogmatic about things the Bible is not. but let’s start with dating as the first illustration.
I do not know what the Bible says about dating because the Bible doesn’t say much about it.
,” the same who later equivocated about his sexual purity message to a generation of millennials, the same who started dating and found his wife Shannon, and the same who has announced today (29 July 2019) that he is divorcing his wife, has publicly renounced his faith in Christ.
He has also apologized on Instagram for his extreme views against the LGBT community, From the height of his book sales (over 1 million copies sold) to the depth of his renunciation, twenty-two years have passed.