Thanks for your prayers and expressions of concern this. I tore something in my knee. No sure when or how it happened. Still consulting doctors about next steps. Hoping to avoid surgery. Prayers appreciated.
A special shout-out to Pastor Derrick Easter. I was scheduled to be in Little Rock this week. But the knee injury prevented me from traveling. I am grateful for his understanding, kindness, and prayers.
Make Sure you watch the Bryan Carter Interview. More to come next week.
This week, Dr. Mack King Carter moved upstairs. He was a faithful and well-respected pastor in the African American community, know for his prolific Bible exposition. Please remember his family in your prayers.
SPECIAL NEWS: This coming Monday, I will post a special tribute to Dr. Mack King Carter written by Dr. E. Dewey Smith of the Greater Travelers Rest Church in Atlanta.
Pray for God’s blessings on the WHW Expository Preaching Conference that will meeting in Los Angeles, October 7-11.
I hope to see you at the 2014 Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference hosted by Dr. Mac Brunson and the First Baptist Church.
I saw the first episode 1 of “The Preachers of L.A.” And it was bad. Foolish. Worldly. Scandalous. Non-redemptive. Discouraging. Unhelpful. Deceptive. Sad. Harmful. And bad.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: To Live is Christ To Die Is Gain by Matt Chandler with Jared C. Wilson
Justin Buzzard: 10 Ways to Become a Better Preacher
Practical Shepherding: How Important is Projection When We Preach?
Pastoralized: How 6 Faithful, But Not-Famous Pastors Prepare Their Sermons
Ray Pritchard: Three “New” Books Every Pastor Needs
Kevin DeYoung: Why the Church Still Needs the Seminary
Thom Rainer: Five Stages of a Pastor’s Ministry
Thabiti Anyabwile: Government Shutdowns and Church Budgets
R. Albert Mohler: Two Is Better Than One – Who Knew?
Joe Carter: Stop Slandering Christ’s Bride
Stephen Altrogge: There’s A Good Chance God Will Almost Kill You
Michael Hyatt: How to Become More Consistent in Your Daily Journaling
The best reason to practice expository preaching is not simply that it works, however, but that it brings glory to God, which ought to be the ultimate purpose for everything we do. Expository preaching does this by making it clear that all spiritual blessing comes from God’s Word, and not from any human being. – Philip Graham Ryken
Do you have any shout-outs to share? Join the conversation in the comments section.
The Most Important Commandment
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. – Mark 12:28-34 Armies win…