God Owes Us Nothing

Many of us expect the blessings of family, marriage, and children from God as a reward for our faithful service to Him. Yet our eyes turn to the words of God to Jeremiah and we see that when we serve God, sometimes we must break culture.

Recognizing Neo-Pentecostal Influence in Your Sermon Preparation

One of the most challenging things for all of us called to teach and preach God’s Word is to learn to silence our biases and cultural expectations sufficiently to see what the Word actually says rather than what we expect it or want it to say. Here are three common hermeneutical and homiletical traits of the charismatic/pentecostalized tradition to recognize in order to move toward a more biblically-grounded homiletic.

Contentment

Today there is shameful materialism, deceit and selfishness among some men and women who were called by God. How then does one become a good and effective Christian leader?