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Posts from May 2021

Isaiah 1a – 58 Years of Faithful Ministry

Ministry longevity is something to be valued.  Unfortunately, fewer pastors boast decades of ministry in the pulpit, much less to a single church.  I consider those I studied with in Bible college and seminary and very few of them still pastor (though many are still involved in ministry in some form). In my sermon on Isaiah 1:1-9, I mentioned that—at the very least—Isaiah ministered faithfully for 58 years.  Nearly six decades of ministry! Where did that number come from?  There…

Hebrews 13c – Big Ideas in Hebrews

At the end of each sermon series, I like to collect together all the “Big Ideas” of each sermon and reflect on the entire book as a whole.  Skim down through each Big Idea and see if you can notice some of the main themes and emphases in this magnificent book!  (For two sermons, I did not have a formal Big Idea, mainly because the original intent was to preach it with the passage before or after and the original…

Hebrews 13:7 – Who Are Our “Leaders”?

The word “leader” can mean many different things.  It can refer to the leader of a country or the leader of a team of employees.  One can be a leader in the game, “Follow the Leader” or one can be the leader of a sports team with most points scored. So what does the Preacher mean in Hebrews 13:7 when he says, “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God.  Consider the outcome of their way…