Feb
06
2012

Acts 8:1-8 How God Advances and Builds His Kingdom February 5, 2012 We live in the age of Wal-Mart. Buy up huge inventory, sell it cheap, get into as many places as you can, crush the competition and rise to the top. It works well in a capitalistic country like ours. Unfortunately, many people in [...]

Jan
03
2012

We often hear the phrase “preaching the gospel” but have you ever thought that the act of preaching is itself a picture of the gospel? Ray Ortlund explains, from a recent interview . . . “Preaching not only communicates the Gospel, it exemplifies the Gospel. A preacher stands up, who is just as needy as [...]

Dec
05
2011

Once, when a new pastor came to a church where I was a member, I overheard another member say, “I finally feel like I have a pastor. _____________ (the last pastor’s name) was a preacher but he was not a pastor.” I have often thought about that distinction made between pastor and preacher. The stereotype [...]

Apr
21
2011

Many people in church growth circles in recent years have emphasized the value of preaching using carefully crafted stories and powerful illustrations.   This emphasis has often been set in contrast to exegetically-based, verse-by-verse preaching.  The theory goes that we, as a postmodern culture, are no longer given to hearing sermons that are largely based on [...]

Dec
29
2010

In this chapter, I see only one direct application to the local church.  Concerning our preaching we should, like Stephen, seek to show the connections between God’s work in the Old Testament and the gospel.  In many cases these connections shed light on God’s purposes and strengthen our faith in God.  But I do want [...]

Oct
19
2010

I am a big fan of sequential expository preaching.  In other words, I like preaching through whole books of the Bible, passage by passage.  I have been a pastor for five years and for about 3 and 1/2 of those years I have been using this method of preaching right through books alternating every few [...]

Aug
05
2010

This week I am starting something new which I hope to continue on a weekly basis.  I am calling this weekly article Notes from the Study.  The focus of this article is to share with you some things I have studied for the upcoming Sunday morning sermon which I would not have time to cover [...]

Jan
26
2010

Some people may wonder what Pastors do all week.  I can only speak from my experience but my answer would be that I teach, prepare to teach, and make visits to the sick and needy in our congregations.  These are the main things I do.  Each week on Monday, barring an emergency, I will spend [...]

Jan
14
2010

As a Pastor for about four years now, I have seen repeatedly the value and blessing of expository preaching.  By expository preaching I mean the kind of preaching in which a pastor deals with a text of Scripture, prayerfully studying the text and organizing the sermon so that it makes the same points that the [...]

Jul
16
2009
Pastor Scott Frady
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What Are Your Thoughts on the Use of Drama and Video in Worship Services?  By John Piper I’ll start with the freedom that we have in Christ, and then I’ll move to the position that I operate in. The New Testament isn’t explicit on forbidding using a screen to put the lyrics up, or to [...]