Relating To Other Ministers And Staff

From “When Pastors Wonder How” – by Howard Sugden & Warren W. Wiersbe. © 1973 – Moody Press. Used by permission of the author. What should be my relationship to former pastors of the church, especially my immediate predecessor? Stories about former pastors are often like stories about mothers-in-law: they are only stories. Make up […]

Dead to Flattery and Flattening

When Paul wrote Galatians 2:20, he gave all who are called to minister a timeless truth. Gal 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of […]

The Lord Is Talking, Who’s Listening?

By Dr. Joe McKeever First Baptist Church of Kenner, Louisiana My minister friend said, “My pastor is letting me preach sometimes. I’m really enjoying it.” Long pause. “Joe,” he said, “where do you get those stories? You always have some great stories and they can really dress up a sermon.” I said, “You just start […]

"God is closest to those whose hearts are broken." - anonymous

"Humility is the beginning of true intelligence." - John Calvin

"Humility, after the first shock, is cheerful virtue." - C. S. Lewis

"Only those who see themselves as utterly destitute can fully appreciate the grace of God." - Erwin W. Lutzer

"I did nothing that I might not have done better." - Richard Baxter

"Humility is not thinking meanly of oneself, but rather it means not thinking of oneself at all." - Vance Havner

"If you want to become humble, the first thing you have to admit is that you are proud." - Michael Catt

"I've met some people who were very proud of their humility." - Michael Catt

"Should you ask me what is the first thing in religion, I should reply that the first, second, and third thing therein is humility." - Augustine

"The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is." - Phillips Brooks

"The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility; humility is endless." - T. S. Eliot

"God created the world out of nothing, and so long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us." - Martin Luther

"I used to think that God's gifts were on shelves one above the other and that the taller we grew in Christian character, the more easily we should reach them. I find now that God's gifts are on shelves one beneath the other and that it is not a question of growing taller, but of stooping lower and that we have to go down, always down to get His best ones." - F. B. Meyer

"Humility is like underwear - essential, but indecent if it shows." - Helen Nielson

"For the Christian, humility is absolutely indispensable. Without it there can be no self-knowledge, no repentance, no faith and no salvation." - A. W. Tozer

"There are two classes of Christians: the proud who imagine they are humble and the humble who are afraid they are proud. There should be another class: the self-forgetful who leave the whole thing in the hands of Christ and refuse to waste any time trying to make themselves good. They will reach the goal far ahead of the rest." - A. W. Tozer

"Humility is a strange thing: the moment you think you have it, you have lost it." - anonymous

"Many would be scantily clad if clothed in their humility." - anonymous

"Life is a long lesson in humility." - Sir James Matthew Barrie, The Little Minister

"Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility." - Jonathan Edwards

"Humility is pride in God." - Austin O'Malley


2001 Classic Illustrations

– Pulpit Helps Magazine Pulpit Helps has produced a CD-Rom of 2001 Classic Illustrations gleaned from over 23 years of Pulpit Helps Magazine. The CD allows you to find stories as well as add your own. You can sort by category type, topic or Scripture. You can check it out at 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started […]

Pastor, We Need to Talk!

– Dennis J. Hester. His Way Publishers. “Dennis Hester is tough-minded but tender-hearted as he helps pastors and churches sort out their problems and find God’s solutions. Churches that take this book seriously and follow its suggestions prayerfully are bound to be strengthened and helped.” Warren W. Wiersbe. You can check it out at 2ProphetU2ProphetU […]

The Best of John Maxwell

– John Maxwell Actually not on our shelves but by our computer. I picked up a copy of the CD-Rom versions of The Best of John Maxwell on LEADERSHIP’ and The Best of John Maxwell on ATTITUDE. These discs include the full text of six of John’s best selling books and audio versions of his key teachings on these […]

The Epistles of John

– James Montgomery. Zondervan. Right now, I’m preaching through a series in 1 John. Warren will be teaching 1 John at ‘The Cove’ in August of 2002. 1st John is a great book for new and used believers. It reminds us of the basics. Here are some of the resources I’m using as I prepare […]

The Jewish Book of Why

– Alfred J. Kolatch. Jonathan David Publishers. The Jewish Book of Why and The Second Jewish Book of Why by Alfred J. Kolatch, Jonathan David Publishers. The author answers hundreds of questions about Jewish life and customs. The Orthodox, Conservative and Reform views are presented objectively. This book is a must for your library if you want to […]

Volume 02, Issue 13

July 15 President Nixon announces plans to visit Red China in 1971. The Democrats select Gov. Jimmy Carter as their Presidential Candidate in 1976. Rembrandt van Rijn, is born on this day in 1606. July 16 The Chicago Black Sox Trial begins in 1921. The first atom bomb test took place in New Mexico in […]

Prayer by Pastor Joe Wright

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance.We know Your word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth […]

No Legalism, No License, But Liberty

By Michael Catt The Galatians sermon series is by Michael Catt. Message can be found at Galatians 1 Galatians is a letter for liberation of Christians.S. Lewis Johnson, “One of the most serious problems facing orthodox Christianity today is legalism. One of the most serious problems facing the church in Paul’s day was legalism. […]

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