Archive for the 'Ministry' Category

NOT AN “-ITE”

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Influential men Recently, Pastor Hughes asked me who the most influential men were in my ministry.  I hesitate to give any name except “Jesus”, but that would not be true and it has a ring of self-righteousness to it; so here we go. The first man on the list is Pastor Harvey Taylor. Pastor Taylor […]

THE SERMON TEXT

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

            (MORMON SCIENTIST DISPROVE MORMONISM THROUGH DNA, AND THE LACK OF LINGUISTIC,AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svfxSscxh8o) By Ken Blue Several fallacies surround the idea that the text determines the sermon. It does not. For example, if you are going to preach a wedding, you already know the occasion and the subject. […]

HOW TO KILL A CHURCH; A MILE DEEP AND AN INCH WIDE

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

  By Ken Blue All of us have heard of the tragic results when doctors make a mistake and give the patient the wrong injection or pills. Many times the results are fatal. That is one reason others should be brought in to assist and assure that mistakes are not made. I’m sure no pastor […]

MINISTERIAL WARS

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Advice on Ministerial Wars Ministry wars are inevitable. Therefore, the pastor must know the difference between a breeze and a tornado. The pastor who is insecure and suspicious of everyone will constantly be plagued by fears and doubt. If you believe a matter requires confrontation or a war, contact older pastors in whom you have […]

I AM A BAPTIST… BY DENOMINATION

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

I AM A BAPTIST… BY DENOMINATION There are many reasons given by the brethren why they are Baptist. I am a Baptist by denomination, not by tradition. Many use an acrostic to explain their core beliefs. I will do the same. B– Born again by regeneration. Every believer is a new person IN Christ. A-Autonomy […]

THE EVANGELIST

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

THE EVANGELIST   By Dr. Ken Blue “And he gave some… evangelists…” Ephesians 4:11 Although all believers are to do the work of evangelism, the Evangelist was not called to do the work of the Apostle, Prophet or the Pastor. His was a specific ministry of taking the gospel message to the lost. The missionary […]

SHOULD THE MINISTRY BE PRAGMATIC

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

By Ken Blue While discussing church growth with a young pastor, something was said, to which he responded, “Sounds pragmatic to me.” I ask him what the word meant; he was not able to give a correct definition. Like so many little lemmings, many follow the rodents over the cliff without any idea what they […]

THE DRIFTING CHURCH

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

By Ken Blue If a church is drifting, one of two causes exists: The church has no charted destination, or the captain is asleep at the wheel. The church that is adrift, with no clear destination, is at the mercy of the current. Its only objective is to get through another Sunday. Next Sunday will be […]

A VIEW TO GROWTH: ENLARGEMENT

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Crafting ministries with a view to growth   By Ken Blue “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;” Isaiah 54:2. God will keep his promises to Israel. In anticipation of the returning remnant, Israel is called upon […]

WHY SOME CHURCHES CANNOT GROW

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

WHY SOME CHURCHES CANNOT GROW By Ken Blue Dr. Tom Malone said, “An expert is any old spurt away from home.” I am not an “expert” on any topic. However, over the years, I have observed a few things that hinder the numerical and spiritual growth of a church. I list some of them, but […]