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Valiant for Truth - Worship

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.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Ministry and Authority
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I can remember that when I was first contemplating entering into the pastorate, I thought that I might be interested in pursuing youth ministry. I can’t tell you why, precisely, this was my first thought.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Listen to Sermons
VFT

When students cross the threshold and enter the hallowed halls of seminary, those who enroll in the Master of Divinity program usually have one big goal in mind—they want to be preachers.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Sermon Illustrations
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Sermon illustrations are one of the most challenging aspects of preaching, in my opinion. I haven’t done a survey of preaching professors or textbooks, but I suspect that they would all say that preachers should employ good illustrations to help the congregation grasp the point you’re making in your sermon.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Joys of the Pastorate
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There are certainly many challenges and trials in the pastorate, but on the other hand, there are also many joys, things that bring great encouragement and happiness.