Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Preaching

A Pastor’s Reflections: Meatloaf or Lobster?
VFT

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!
VFT

I was recently at a dinner party where an esteemed and seasoned colleague was commenting about the state of preaching in the church.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Exegetical Landmines
VFT

I can remember being in seminary and as I would learn about various books of the Bible or encounter passages of Scripture I would make a mental note that I wanted to preach and teach such things.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Beat the Sheep
VFT

Over the years I’ve encountered a number of situations where pastors were seemingly more intent on beating rather than feeding the sheep. I can remember the Regional Home Missionary in our presbytery talking about this problem.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Preach to Yourself
VFT

When I was regularly preparing my weekly sermons I often wondered whether I would make any type of impact upon my church. After all, a pastor will pour anywhere between 10-20 hours of preparation to preach for 30 minutes, give or take.