Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Preaching

A Pastor’s Reflections: What I Do In the Pulpit

I don’t know about other pastors, but I have a number of habits and things that I do when I’m in the pulpit. I’m not talking about preaching, as every pastor preaches from the pulpit. Rather, I’m talking about the little things that people probably never notice. Like what, you ask?

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Christ and the Third Use of the Law
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Lutheran and Reformed theologians developed the teaching that there are three uses of the law: the civil – that which regulates society and government and is common to all people; the pedagogical – that function of the law that shows us our sin and our need for Christ; and the normative – that which shows us the rules and norms for the Christian life, what conduct is good and acceptable to God.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: You Talk Too Much About Jesus
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I once had a colleague tell me that a wealthy businessman and member of his congregation privately approached him and said, “I am prepared to donate a lot of money to the church, but I have this one condition.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Meatloaf or Lobster?
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One of the best feelings in the world is to deliver a sermon and get positive feedback. You spend a large part of your week preparing your message—translating the text, studying its syntax, reading commentaries, looking over background materials, and then refining and honing your message.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Practice, Practice, Practice!
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I was recently at a dinner party where an esteemed and seasoned colleague was commenting about the state of preaching in the church.