Category Archives: Ministry Matters

Bilingual Preaching

To be truly effective, preachers have to become bilingual—fluent in two languages. I say that even though I only speak English. What are the two essential languages a preacher must speak? Not English and French (even in Canada). Not Greek … Continue reading

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The Preacher and Soul Care (Part 3)

  In the two previous posts, I made the case that looking after the health of our souls is not a luxury, but a necessity, for all who preach and teach God’s Word.  This is true whether we preach to … Continue reading

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Drawing a Circle

We had a wonderful graduation celebration last Saturday morning.  The night before, we had a meaningful time of consecration at our graduation banquet. At the banquet, I told the students the story of Rodney Smith. Rodney was born into a family of gypsies … Continue reading

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The Silence of God on Good Friday

And the Man of all sorrows, he never forgot What sorrow is carried by the hearts that he bought So when the questions dissolve into the silence of God The aching may remain but the breaking does not The aching … Continue reading

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The Scandalous, Wonderful Cross

It’s not a big surprise that the cross is the most enduring symbol of the Christian faith. But it should be. We’ve grown so accustomed to seeing crosses that we often forget the fact that the cross was originally scandalous … Continue reading

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Does the historical truth about Jesus matter?

If Christianity is not historically true, it’s not true. That’s because the central message of the Christian faith is inseparably tied to the historical reality of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The message Christianity proclaims to all people is not … Continue reading

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Living in a Construction Zone

Today in chapel, I continued the series we are doing called Unfinished Business.  We are focusing on areas of our lives as believers where we are still “under construction”. I preached a message from Philippians 1:3-6 on God’s promise to finish the … Continue reading

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