Friday, September 11, 2009

Ministry - calling or profession?

Jeremiah. 20.9 "But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones" Preachers, does the word of God burn in your heart as it did in the heart of the prophet Jeremiah? Does the word burn so hot that you are compelled to preach regardless of the cost? Is the ministry a calling that you are determined to follow regardless of cost, remuneration, or opposition?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Some old advice that's still good!

For what it's worth, my first mentor in the ministry, Dr. AJ Wall, once told me that the first rule of Bible interpretation is "If the plain sense makes good sense, Then don't make any other sense out of it."