Common Ministry of Reproof and Rebuke

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort with great patience and instruction. – 2 Timothy 4:2   Preachers, the Apostle Paul gives a refresher from the New Testament as he instructs young Timothy to preach the word. Then he amplifies what that means in the rest of the verse. A common characteristic, an indispensable aspect of Bible preaching, is that it’s not very fun sometimes to be honest. Sometimes you are wrestling with a... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Vacation Bible School

Our Vacation Bible School began this morning. About 50 years ago, a little boy was dropped off at a church for Vacation Bible School. There were some good people at this little church who loved the Lord. That young boy went to his Vacation Bible School class and they memorized Psalm 100 that week. He didn’t really attend church for the next ten years or so, but he never got over the word of God that dear lady at Vacation Bible School put in his heart. About ten years later that boy was... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Monday, June 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Gimmicks or the Gospel?

And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. – 1... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 0 comments
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