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October 2006

Theology Matters in One’s Philosophy of Ministry

The very reason many contemporary churches embrace pragmatic methodology is that they lack any understanding of God’s sovereignty in the salvation of the elect. They loose confidence in the power of God to use the preached gospel to reach hardened unbelievers. That’s why they approach evangelism as a marketing problem. Their methodology is shaped accordingly. More than 40 years ago, J.I. Packer wrote, “If we forget that it is God’s prerogative to give results when the gospel is preached, we shall start to think that it is our responsibility to secure them. And if we forget that only God can

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Preaching without Notes

Over past several years I have been convicted about preaching and the way I study for it. I assume that conservative pastors at times struggle with the demands of life and how they can faithfully carry out the preaching of the whole council of the Word of God. I have an insatiable desire to preach with authority and to constantly improve my communication, but the most important experience I have had about preaching was when someone who was visiting my church told me that they thought I read my sermon. This convicted me. I did not read my sermon; I

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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