From Martyn Lloyd-Jones' Studies in the Sermon on the Mount: I can never forget, in this connection, a man who, whenever I met him, always impressed upon me the fact that he was a great Bible student. I suppose in one sense he was, but his life was unfortunately very far removed from that which … Continue reading A Word to Pastors and Other Students of the Bible
This is the second installment of a series on preaching and youth ministry. Gurus of student ministry focus on many important aspects of ministry, but this is one that is often forgotten, unless the discussion centers upon the proper length of a sermon or how to keep teenagers' attention. The first installment discussed the need … Continue reading Preaching and Youth Ministry, Part 2: Your Own Material
I'm coming up on the two year anniversary of my time here at Heucks Retreat Baptist Church. Having said that, I understand that I'm still a novice at youth ministry and ministry in general. That's why I don't want to sound like I have everything figured out. But I would like to do a short … Continue reading Preaching and Youth Ministry, Part 1: Whole Books of the Bible
This is not a new question. But a new movie, Divided, has created a buzz in the Christian subculture surrounding this very question. (You can read more about the controversy in this Baptist Press report.) In the documentary, Philip Leclarc sets out to determine why there are so many young people leaving the church once … Continue reading Is Youth Ministry Biblical?