The Ministry: A Microcosm of the Christian Life

By Michael Gowens “But be thou an example of the believers…” 1Ti 4:12 “In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works…” Tit 2:7 When the Lord Jesus ascended to the right hand of God the Father, He conferred gifts of public ministry upon men. {Eph 4:8} He made some men apostles. Others He…

The Value of Expository Preaching

By Michael Gowens I believe that sustained expository preaching, under the blessings of God the Holy Spirit, builds strong, mature believers. Even though each message is a complete message in and of itself (that is, has a theme, an explanation of that theme, and an application of it to life), each also builds on the…

Exaltation of Christ in the Ministry

By David Wise “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.” – John 1:6-8 John the Baptist was a very…

Pastors

By Michael Ivey “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15 When we think about the role of pastors, we likely think of preachers. We associate preaching the gospel to the duty of a pastor. Certainly, preaching the word is part of a pastor’s…