It was my privilege in May of 2003 to host the first ‘Bridge Builder’s’ Pastor’s Conference here at Sherwood. Dr. Warren Wiersbe and I spent the day with nearly sixty pastors talking about change, ministry and pastoring in the 21st century. It was a rich time and I believe all who were involved were blessed.
The following is an excerpt from Dr. Vance Havner’s Reflections on the Gospels. May 5, 1935 The call of the fishermen disciples by the sea (Mt. 4:18-22; Mk. 1:16-20) was really a second call, a call to service. Peter, Andrew and John were already disciples, having followed Christ as recorded in John 1:35-51. Notice that
– J. John and Mark Stibbe An A-Z of the wittiest and most memorable stories, proverbs and observations, Compiled by J. John and Mark Stibbe, Monarch Books. A good book to keep as a resource for humor to season your sermons. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build
A Comprehensive Introduction to Interpreting Scripture – Bruce Corley, Steve Lemke, Grant Lovejoy, Broadman & Holman. All three authors are professors in Seminary and give us a tool designed to help us grow in our ability to teach, interpret and preach the Word. If we are going to rightly divide the Word for our people,
Lessons on Following in His Footsteps – Pat Williams. HCI Publishers. Recommended by leaders like Dr. Bill Bright, Dr. Jay Strack and Dr. Jerry Falwell. A solid, practical book on How to have Integrity, how to obey, be angry, talk, think, pray, forgive, love, endure, grieve, lead, focus, dare, serve, die and conquer like Jesus.
A guide for College and Seminary Students – Cyril Barber and Robert Krauss, Jr. University Press of America. If you are a student, buy this book. It’s worth the investment. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.
A Survey of Preaching found in the New Testament – C. Richard Wells & A. Boyd Luter. Broadman & Holman. Both authors are faculty members at Criswell College. The Bible has more to say about how to preach than you might think. In a day of cotton candy, felt need preaching, this is a valuable
Freedom and Conscience in the Christian Life – Warren Wiersbe. Baker. This is the newest of Dr. Wiersbe’s books. An excellent resource to build a good Wednesday night Bible study or a Pastor’s class. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage
– Gary L. Thomas. Zondervan. J. I. Packer says, “Some books excel by being full of reality. Gary Thomas’s trenchnat treatment of the tough and testing aspects of discipleship is one of them.” The author deals with numerous disciplines including: The discipline of selflessness, waiting, suffering, persecution, forgiveness, mourning, contentment, sacrifice, hope and fear. 2ProphetU2ProphetU
– Rick Warren. Zondervan. A tool that has been used by hundreds of churches and thousands of church members. Warren addresses the basics and we never get away from the basics. There is a journal to go with this book and testimonies of pastors and laymen alike have been very positive about the spiritual impact
June 1 World War II hero Charles DeGaulle became premier of France. He created a new constitution, became president of a new Republic and restored France’s place as a major European power, 1958. June 2 Elizabeth II was crowned queen at London’s Westminster Abbey. It was the first televised coronation ceremony and was broadcast around
By Nelson L. Price Why is there such a furor about who sits as a Supreme Court Judge? Isn’t law law? What is the big deal about a potential judge being a constitutional interpreter of the law? There are esteemed legal minds in our community which I revere that can explain this much better than