The Advent season is designed to take up the grand narrative of the Bible and hold it before the church in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
A sermon is a divinely authorized announcement of God’s truth. It is a proclamation of the great history of redemption as much as it is the transmission of data.
Pastors must not neglect the New Testament’s teaching on the centrality of preaching for disciple-making.
With all that’s changed, and will change in the months to come, this much we know: the pastor’s job description remains the same.
What are the implications of the doctrine of adoption for pastoral ministry? At least this: It forces us to examine our ministries and consider how we relate to our people.