– Episode 1829 –

Pastoral Shenanigans – by Phil Johnson

Pastors who “fish” for men’s applause; Admonition to preach the Word.  Study & prepare.  Let the Word preach without gimmick.  Stay Faithful.

Segment 1 (0:00) – Pastoral Shenanigans: Pastors should be rightly dividing the Word of Truth.  Study ecclesiology.  Trying to be “cool” ends up not being creative but rather all the same entertainment.

Segment 2 (11:45) – Pastors should not make themselves the center of the message – pride, self exaltation; Christ is the center, the focus.  “Entertainment doesn’t remedy spiritual blindness”.  Jeremiah 23:28-32 Preach with clarity & conviction.  God will bless.

Segment 3 (20:06) – Shame on pastors who bore, making the Word tedious & tasteless.  Improve study pace or delivery.  If you are not gifted to preach the Word then get out of the ministry – you are not called to it.  The Word convicts & converts.