Counseling and Testifying – Not Preaching

two men talking

First let’s be clear by defining what preaching is. Preaching – the delivery of a sermon or religious address, to an assembled group of people. Preaching is a one-way communication method. Additionally, if preaching is done right, it means you are speaking what the Lord has already told you. Effective counseling and testifying is very … Read more

Minister to Individuals by Prayer and Counseling

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We need wisdom to know how to minister to individuals. Often a minister can have strong abilities to preach and teach lessons. But then at the same time be very lacking in their ability to work with individuals by praying with them, and counseling with them. It takes patience in listening, and waiting on the … Read more

Requirements for a Minister of the Gospel

Measure by the Bible

The Bible word “minister” means to humbly serve others with your life. It was our Lord who specified this definition. “Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall … Read more

Rightly Dividing the Truth

Bible open with magnifying glass on it.

Understanding the difference between the unchangeable principles of the gospel, and the context of the original text. Note: if you prefer, here is a PDF version of “Rightly Dividing the Truth“ I have observed a common fear and misunderstanding within the church, regarding scriptural text, the differences in local ministerial guidance, and then the actual … Read more

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