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Mirroring the Gravity of the Cross

July 24, 2017

By William F. Harrell

For more resources from Dr. Harrell go to his website.

There are some places to which one goes that command respect. For instance, when one goes to our National Cemetery at Arlington, Va. there is a certain amount of respect which is demanded. In the courtrooms of America respect for the judge and the rule of law is required. If a person were to visit the White House, they would be held to strict rules governing their conduct and access to the building. When someone goes to a funeral to pay their last respects to an individual, they dress and act accordingly. If one were called to the Mayor’s office or to the office of a high government official, they would feel obligated to honor the person holding that office by treating them with respect. And so, my point is made that certain places to which one goes command respect. This attitude of respect will affect ones dress and conduct. It will keep them soberly aware of where they are and who it is that they are dealing with. It will also have a lot to do with their activities while they are in this place which commands respect.
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July 12, 2017

By Dr. Leighton Flowers
Director of Apologetics and Youth Evangelism for Texas Baptists

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Soteriology 101 and is used by permission.

Recently, one of my friends and colleagues in ministry who serves as an Area Representative for Texas Baptists, sent me a link to an article published by The Founders Ministry titled, Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor!” (authored by Dr. Tom Nettles).

My colleague, who often works with pastorless churches around the state, expressed his genuine concern over the content of Nettles’ piece and how it might serve to confuse volunteer laypeople serving on Pastor Search Committees. I share his concern and I would like to take a few minutes to explain why. Continue reading

Preaching to the Spiritually Empty Who Need To Be Filled

July 10, 2017

By Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Pastor
Cross Church Northwest Arkansas

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Dr. Floyd’s personal blog and is used by permission.

Pastors are called to feed, lead, and intercede for the church. When we have the privilege to stand before the people of God and share biblical truth with them, we must do so with the greatest skill entrusted to us by the Lord. This requires from each preacher due diligence in his study, spiritual preparation in his life, and total commitment from him through his delivery. When the Bible has been proclaimed faithfully and the people of God have been fed spiritually, there is a healthy spiritual satisfaction that rests upon the preacher. Continue reading

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