Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Preaching

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.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Exegetical Landmines
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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.