Elder Record Podcast

Elder Chris Folsom has launched a rather interesting podcast called Elder Record. In it, he interviews Primitive Baptist elders about their ministries but also personal lives. It’s available on a number of platforms, including Spotify, Podbean, and Amazon. Last week, I had the fun privilege of participating in an interview for the podcast. In the…

Delivered From Darkness (Sermon)

Continuing our exposition of Paul’s epistle to the Colossians, we come to one of the most beautiful and concise statements involving our deliverance from sin in the New Testament. Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from…

For the Furtherance of the Gospel

“But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; So that my bonds are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;” – Philippians 1:12-13 The Apostle Paul pens this epistle to the church at Philippi during his first…

Let Your Communication Be Yea And… “Neigh”?

Everyone has a hobby horse. I have a hobby horse. You have a hobby horse. We’ve all got one. What is a hobby horse, you might ask? Wikipedia explains: From the term “hobby horse” came the expression “to ride one’s hobby-horse”, meaning “to follow a favorite pastime”, and in turn, the modern sense of the…

Should Pastors Preach on Politics?

The following are some thoughts that came to mind after seeing a Politico article on political endorsements coming from the pulpit. (Read the article here) While we have a charge to preach Biblical morality on some issues that have waxed political (abortion, marriage, sexual morality, etc.), we have no authority to waste time preaching politics….

Quote – Purpose of the Gospel

Below is an excerpt from The Autobiography of Elder Wilson Thompson, Chapter 26. “They denied that the preaching of the gospel had any power to convert the dead sinner, or to give him life, and declared that man in nature was dead in trespasses and sins, and that as no means could be used to give…

Some Words of Advice to Primitive Baptist Ministers

By WS Craig, Kearney Nebraska From the preface to this republication: It is hard to imagine a more valuable, concise, and honest writing on the subject of the ministry than this brief work, Some Words Of Advice To Baptist Ministers, by Elder W. S. Craig. This work is truly unique. Elder Craig speaks from his heart…

The Work of the Ministry

Sylvester Hassell The Gospel Messenger–May 1926 The work of the gospel ministry is to teach all their hearers the momentous and eternal truths of the scriptures, without adding to or taking from those divine truths, and to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, those who receive those…

The Dynamics of Pulpit Preparation

By Michael Gowens It would be admittedly presumptuous to address this important, yet essentially subjective, topic without a preliminary disclaimer. Beyond the instructions regarding what the gospel minister should preach (i.e. “…preach the word…” – 2Ti 4:2), the command to study (2Ti 2:15), and a few recorded examples of how Jesus and the apostles delivered…