Updates, Links, and Deals for 1/27/2014

 Updates Links and DealsKen Ham / Bill Nye Debate

Locally, Temple Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tennessee, is hosting a viewing of this creation/evolution debate live at 7 p.m. on February 4. You may also attend a live viewing of the debate at Fellowship Chapel in Bristol, Virginia (click here for more details), or Abingdon Bible Church in Abingdon, Virginia (scroll to the bottom of this link for more details).  If you would like to host a viewing in your church or school, click here.

Sermon Preparation

“How I Prepare an Expository Sermon” – helpful series from Pastor Steve Weaver on his process of sermon preparation.  While we need not try to duplicate another’s approach, reading articles like these can be a good way to improve our efficiency and effectiveness in preparing and delivering messages.

Other Practical Ministry Thoughts

What is an important reason a pastor should commit and stay in one church? There is a reason for the saying in some churches, “Pastors come and go, but deacons are forever.” This is a call for pastors to commit to long-term ministry.

How do you disciple a new Christian who cannot read or write?  This is a challenge that many of us who serve in rural Appalachia may face at some point.


R. C. Sproul has a very helpful booklet on the Trinity. It is free for Kindle here.

About dougsmith1977

Disciple of the Lord Jesus, husband, dad, student, teacher, preacher, media producer, blogger, writer. Author of Keeping the Faith in a Christian College. I tweet @dougsmith1977 .
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