7 Tips to Make Ministers More Professional

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about our observation that pastoral ministry has swung in a direction further and further from professionalism. P     art of this has to do with John Piper’s book, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. This is the most poorly titled book in pastoral ministry. BROTHERS, WE SHOULD BE PROFESSIONALS.   I’m not writing this more »

4 Ways Leaders Can Leverage Screencast Videos

A screencast is a video that just shows what is on your computer screen that is often accompanied with commentary by the “screencaster.” I’ve become a big fan of screencasts. They’re simple, effective tools of communication.   Before we get into details of how you can leverage screenshot videos, allow me to show you how to make one. It is more »

Sermon: Salvation in Jesus Christ (1 Tim 1:12-20)

SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST Message 3 of the “Living Pictures” Series     1 Timothy 1:12–20 12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, 13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me more »

Weekly Roundup: 4 of the Best Articles I Read This Week

EARLIER THIS WEEK AT JEREMYROBERTS.ORG Sermon Recap: Freedom through Christ (1 Tim 1:8-11) The State of Christianity in America Podcast Episode 87: Brad Whitt (the state of the American pastorate, pastor search committees, and church growth strategies) 5 Steps for A Heavy Evangelism Push This Month 6 Steps to Help You Focus Better New Christian? Your Security in Christ FOUR more »

New Christian? Your Security in Christ

Editorial Note: On Fridays for the near future, I am writing about key things new Christians should know. Last week, I began this series with a post entitled, New Christian? Your Position in Christ.   When you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, another remarkable thing happened to you. You were given the assurance that more »

6 Tips to Help You Focus Better

Imagine accomplishing 30-40% more in a day without having to work more. That’s what this post could accomplish for you. Society’s busyness results in difficulty to focus. Think about the amount of information at our fingertips. The Sunday version of the New York Times contains more information than the average 18th century French Nobleman learned in his lifetime. As one more »

5 Steps for A Heavy Evangelism Push This Month

Our church is pushing hard this month (July) to reach as many people in our community as possible. After all, July is the most important month for church growth. We’re trying to be strategic to do this with excellence. I thought you’d like to know what we’re doing, and hopefully this can be applicable to your ministry, too.   Host more »

The State of Christianity in America

As an American, I praise God for the opportunity to be born and raised in the greatest country on the planet. I love America. A book I’ve referenced several times here on the blog, The Great Evangelical Recession, by John S. Dickerson, gives us clarity of the state of the church in America today. The stats in this article come more »

Sermon: Freedom through Christ (1 Tim 1:8-11)

  FREEDOM THROUGH CHRIST Message 2 1 Timothy 1:8–11     1 Timothy 3:15a says, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God,   1 Timothy 1:3 says, As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any more »

New Christian? Your Position in Christ

I am grateful to have seen a good number of people receive Christ as their personal Lord and Savior over the years. As time has progressed, I’ve seen more and more of a need to write a simple explanation of how someone can have clarity of how to receive Jesus, and then what to do and what to know after more »