Knowledge and Wisdom

God is the God of increase. His plan is for us to increase spiritually, physically, financially, and emotionally. Recently, I talked with a gentleman who had spent his entire life worshiping at the altar of intellect. He had spent most of his life as, what some people would call, a “professional student.” He had multipleContinue reading “Knowledge and Wisdom”

The Church Must Not be a Mirage of Power

As I sat in the balcony of a church, the Sunday morning meeting was about to dismiss. The “deacon of the week” walked onto the platform and took his place behind the pulpit. He was about to give the benediction when an older man began walking toward the front of the church down the longContinue reading “The Church Must Not be a Mirage of Power”

Do We Really Need Preachers?

What is the purpose of the ministry gifts? “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12). Years ago I was attending a Bible study atContinue reading “Do We Really Need Preachers?”