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 […]

INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Introduction:   This epistle shows the oneness of God’s people in union with Christ: In It… 1). The church is called a body, with Christ as the head; 2). It is like a building, with Christ as the cornerstone; 3). It is like a wife, with Christ as the husband. The Author: The Apostle Paul […]

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 […]

A ONE STRING MINISTRY

Friday, July 1st, 2016

ADVICE TO YOUNG PREACHERS “One of the evils of such a course is to beget in his mind a monstrous development of that particular truth. He soon loses the symmetry and proportion of a Christian man, becomes too much a man of one idea, loses sight, in a great measure, of other branches of reform, […]

I DARE YOU TO USE BIBLICAL INSTRUMENTS!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

A Challenge to use Biblical Instruments ByKenBlue We live in a day when pastors pick a verse from anywhere, and make it say anything they like. This is seen when one conveniently overlooks certain things in the verse and chooses only those that support his agenda. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area […]

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 […]

COULD IT BE YOUR PREACHING

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Change Your Preaching A young pastor lamented to me that his church was not growing no matter what he did. I ask him, “What kind of sermons do you preach?” He said, “I rip their face off.” I said, “Can’t you just see this man at work on Monday, and someone asks, ‘what happened to […]

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 […]

HOW TO LET YOUR CHURCH GROW

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

  By Ken Blue I am aware that there are pastors who subconsciously do not want their church to grow. Fear and selfishness are the two main reasons. They fear they cannot pastor or lead a larger congregation. In addition, the existing attendance may be just enough to provide a salary, and also maintain a […]

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 […]