Over the last several years, the Lord has practically taught me to see and know that one can be a minister, priest and worker in God’s vineyard and yet have dirty garments. (Rev.1:5-6). One can be an evil and deceitful worker in God’s vineyard (Phil. 3:2; 11 Cor. 11:13). Of course, God calls imperfect
A cursory look at the landscape of Christian ministry and ministers today has revealed three basic kind of ministers, which are; Demas- II 4:10 This is a worldy, backsliding and sinful minister. Someone whose motive of being in ministry is questionable. He is ready to cut corners and once things are not going his way, he
Renewal, restoration and revival can only come to the church today when the quality of ministers changes to divine expectations. Ministers make the ministry. The church will continue to lay prostrate as long as we have fireless, passionless, prayerless, worldly, carnal and powerless ministers leading her. The church will only move with the move
Suddenly, that great church which the pastor was enjoying and had been bragging about to his colleagues turned on him and wanted him gone. Without warning it seems, those precious people who had welcomed him so warmly just a couple of years back have now joined the vicious mob clamoring for the pastor’s head.
That great preacher and revivalist, Charles G. Finney was asked on his death bed, “If you have the opportunity to start your ministry all over again, what will you and not do?” He answered after deep thought, “I will preach to the church, not to sinners”. “Why would you do that?” the interviewer asked.
In the next few days, believers around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The practical resurrection of Christ from the grave after three days, is very pivotal to our faith. It makes Christ to beat all other religious leaders who are dead and buried and their graves are with us till today.
There is a silent, strategic and persistent warfare going on in the church today. It is the warfare of the pulpit, in the pulpit and for the pulpit. In most local churches, the pulpit is under tremendous pressure to conform, compromise and muddle-up the messages of God to the people. The more reason we
In my years of studying spiritual warfare, I’ve spent a lot of time talking with pastors about their own battles. Often, those battles are connected to lies the enemy proclaims loudly – and we leaders choose to believe. Maybe you’ve listened to some of these lies: “You’re indispensable to the kingdom.” He may not