THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREACHING, TEACHING, AND TRAINING

Monday, March 13th, 2017

PREACHERS SHOULD PREACH, TEACH, AND TRAIN “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” Matthew 4:23. “Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with […]

MINISTRY AND BUSINESS

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

YOUNG PASTORS DON’T UNDERSTAND THE MINISTRY Ken Blue “Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.  But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.” Acts 6:3-4. I went to Bible College […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE RASH MOUTH

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

DEALING WITH A RASH MOUTH Recently I read the newsletter by a big mouth independant, KJV, Baptist Evangelist (?) who called Rick Warren, with whom he disagreed, “That Devil”. The following article by Charles Finney describes such rashness. [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Take heed to yourselves that you be not rash”[/pullquote] “Take heed to […]

CLEAN AND EMPTY

Friday, June 12th, 2015

By Ken Blue “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.” Proverbs 14:4 No doubt, one’s vision and philosophy is reflected in how sanitary the barn is. The attitude of some is, “My barn may be empty, but it is clean.” That is not something […]

BRUSH FIRES

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

BRUSH FIRES “While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said…” Job 1:17 Brush fires are hard to contain because of the winds that spread them. Just about the time you have one under control, a gust of wind blows sparks into another field, and off you go again. The pastor must exercise […]

HOW TO STAY FOCUSED IN THE MINISTRY

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

THE USE OF THE PURPOSE STATEMENT By Ken Blue The most difficult task in the ministry is keeping the church on target and focused on its stated purpose. Like a ship or a plane without a rudder, a church will begin to drift if navigational controls are not built in and monitored. Once you are […]

THE POWER OF A PURPOSE STATEMENT

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

THE POWER OF A PURPOSE STATEMENT As a young preacher I attended Dr. Jack Hyles’ Pastor School on several occasions. Each year he reiterated their purpose statement by saying First Baptist is “The Church With A Heart.” He would spend the rest of the evening marching each of their ministries across the platform, illustrating their […]