Practical Advice for Pastors

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Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of Students at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson

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Booknote: Reformed Preaching, by Joel R. Beeke

By Charlie Wingard · January 25, 2020 · 0 Comments
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Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People, by Joel R. Beeke, Wheaton: Crossway, 2018, 504 pages, $23.29, hardback If Reformed pastors enter the pulpit with a defective view of preaching, their efforts will fail. It’s not enough for us to study and prepare – our points may be logical, our attention to detail may be meticulous, and our precision unfolding the text may be exact – but all our labor is in vain if we don’t properly understand what a sermon is supposed to accomplish in the life of a congregation. When we are merely conveyers of information, our churches may grow in understanding of the scriptures, but they will…

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The Christian and Technology

By Charlie Wingard · January 15, 2020 · 0 Comments
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Dr. John V. Fesko will present a six-week series on “The Christian and Technology” at First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. Dinner is served at 6:00, followed by Dr. Fesko at 6:30. Schedule 1/29: Screens 2/5: Social Media 2/12: The Automobile 2/19: The Book 2/26: Unfettered Access to Evil 3/4: Virtual Reality About the Speaker Dr. Fesko is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. He was ordained to the ministry in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1998 as a church planter, served as a pastor, Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. He and his family moved to the Jackson area last summer. Dr. Fesko and his wife, Anneke, have three…

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Booknote: A Labor of Love: Puritan Pastoral Priorities

By Charlie Wingard · January 6, 2020 · 0 Comments
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    A Labor of Love: Puritan Pastoral Priorities, by J. Stephen Yuille, Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage, 2013, x + 136 pages, $15.00, paper. Faithful ministers experience bouts of discouragement, some of them long and intensely painful. Our hearts go out to them: hard work and steadfast prayer have yielded little in the way of visible fruit. Their discouragement can be so severe that they lose sight of the nobility of their work—they are men sent by God to care for his blood-bought church. A second danger may come from the opposite direction: times of growth in God’s church produce pride. If ministers are not careful, they end up claiming for themselves the glory that belongs to God alone. Both…

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