Why the manifest presence of the glory of God is vital in our church meetings

I was talking with two of the pastors of a large church about why it seems we change so slow after hearing so many sermons week after week in church for years. We asked ourselves: why is it so? What’s missing? Why do the sermons have so little effect on our hearts? Just imagine, if […]

How Should the Local Church Deal with Apostolic Type People?

I have been listening to teaching on leadership by Dr John Johnson from Western Seminary. He says in a discussion about forming “consultative teams” that he recently formed a team with people in his church that for want of a better word are “apostolic”.  He formed what he called an “apostolic team” made up of […]

Global Trends Affecting the Leadership Today

I was listening online to some teaching by Dr Rick Sessoms and he made some excellent points about some of the global trends affecting leadership and the way we do leadership today. The trends he mentioned in our world in this lecture were the following: Rising cynicism. Shifting power. Changing contracts We live in a […]

Consider the Faith of Your Leaders

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:7, 8) To follow this word, we need to have human leaders. I know that it is easy to be disappointed […]

Be Strong in the Lord and Become a Spiritual Father

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me amongst many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:1-3 Main […]

Walk In Courage (ii)

I tell you for the glory of God. I have been in full-time ministry for the past 13 years, with not one single failure during my crusades. I can honestly say I have never returned from a mission and had to admit: “1 failed there; because it was a hard place.” Do you know why? It’s because I know that God is with me. Roman 8:31 (b) says:

“…If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Why do we get discouraged?

Mothers – God’s History Makers

“An
old Spanish proverb reads: ‘An ounce of mother is worth a pound of
clergy.’ ” –
Encyclopedia
of Sermon Illustrations 

What God Expects from Pastors – part 2

I draw your attention to the passage in Ezekiel 34:1-6

WARNING to THE “APOSTLES” – Andrew Strom

An Open Letter to Peter Wagner, Dutch Sheets & Other “Apostles”. I recently received a report of a new “Apostolic Network” headed up by Dutch Sheets which held a gathering in Florida last week to “carve up” territories for it’s ‘apostles’, etc. I need to put in writing what I believe the Lord would say […]

God’s Commission to Pastors

As we get into “God’s Commission to Pastors” we are going to examine it through the passages in Ezekiel 34. First let’s define our terms.

What is a “commission”?

Commission — 1. the act of committing or giving in charge. 2. an authoritative order, charge, or direction. 3. authority granted for a particular action or function. 18. to authorize, send on a mission. [Source Random House Collegiate Dictionary]

What is a Pastor?

 

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