December 16: “Behind the Curtain of Ministry”

Whether you know it or not, your church has a “Judas.” Virtually every church has at least one. And while you don’t know his/her name, it’s almost certain that your pastor does. So, pray for your pastor and your church.

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October 28: “The Pastor, the Man of God”

“Man of God” is a title that God gave to the Old Testament prophets and to New Testament pastors. The title makes it clear that both callings should be taken seriously. Pray for the men who wear that title.

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Those Who Point the Way

One of a runner’s worst fears is a poorly organized race. I once ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) in which a race volunteer placed an orange cone, in an out-and-back section of the race, one-eighth of a mile from where it should have been. It meant that everyone who participated didn’t run 13.1 miles […]

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September 7: “Christians and Those in Authority”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 11 Corinthians 12Ezekiel 10Psalm 49 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 2 Samuel 1:14 (CSB): “David questioned him, ‘How is it that you were not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?’” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): The verse I have chosen for today […]

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May 19: “Preaching to Remind”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 28 Psalms 72 Isaiah 19-20 2 Peter 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “I think it is right, as long as I am in this bodily tent, to wake you up with a reminder,” 2 Peter 1:13 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): I love preaching and […]

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April 23: “Some Qualities of Pastors Who Are Held in High Regard”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 27 Psalms 34 Ecclesiastes 10 Titus 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Proclaim these things; encourage and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.” Titus 2:15 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): I spent a couple of hours on Monday with a retired pastor, Jay […]

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March 20: “A Pastor’s Heart”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 31 John 10 Proverbs 7 Galatians 6 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Truly I tell you, anyone who doesn’t enter the sheep pen by the gate but climbs in some other way is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the […]

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December 7: “A Pastor’s Greatest Joy”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Hosea 6:1–9:17 3 John 1:1-15 Psalm 126:1-6 Proverbs 29:12-14 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 3 John 4 (CSB): “I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in truth.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In our Verse for Today, the Apostle John is […]

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Why I Teach While I Preach

Throughout my years of ministry, I have been told that I’m more of a “teacher” than a “preacher.” As I have asked those folks to explain what they mean, they tell me that they come to the end of the sermon and have a greater understanding of what the Scripture says. They also say that […]

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