Pastors

Dig deeper into Scripture with these blog posts and articles curated for pastors. Gain meaningful insights to share with your congregation members.

  • What is God calling you to do? Find out in this book by Jeff Leininger | Friday Favorites0:24

    What is God calling you to do? Find out in this book by Jeff Leininger | Friday Favorites

    Brinn shares her favorite book, Callings for Life: God's Plan, Your Purpose by Pastor Jeff Leininger. Learn more about your vocation, what God is calling you to do, and God's biggest mission for us.

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  • What Is Eternal Life?

    What Is Eternal Life?

    Theologians throughout the ages have had many theories and thoughts on eternal life. In this excerpt from On Eternal Life, read Johann Gerhard’s thoughts on the matter of heaven and...

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  • An Overview of Jeremiah

    An Overview of Jeremiah

    We have a lot to learn from Jeremiah and his mixture of Law, Gospel, and doctrine. The prophet, best known for his extreme demonstrations, gives abounding examples of God's correction,...

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  • Three Keys to Building Biblical Fluency

    Three Keys to Building Biblical Fluency

    One concern I hear a lot of pastors and other church workers talk about is a lack of biblical literacy or biblical fluency in their congregations. People do not seem to be as familiar with...

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  • Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

    Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

    When studying Exodus, we may ask: “Why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart?” Read what Martin Luther said about this difficult question in the post below.

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  • The True Story of a Prison Guard Turned Pastor | Friday Favorites0:27

    The True Story of a Prison Guard Turned Pastor | Friday Favorites

    In The Executioner's Redemption, you'll read the amazing story of Timothy Carter and his journey to the Christian Faith. https://www.cph.org/p-30073-the-executioners-redemption-my-story-of-violence-d

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 16:1–15

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 16:1–15

    When I teach on the Seventh Commandment, “You shall not steal” (Exodus 20:15), I challenge students to come up with examples of stealing beyond theft, armed robbery, burglary, and the...

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  • An Overview of Isaiah

    An Overview of Isaiah

    Isaiah wrote to warn the people of Judah to repent so that they might escape God’s judgment, poured out through the Assyrians. However, the range of his prophecies of judgment spread in...

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  • Discipling Our Children by Abiding in the Word

    Discipling Our Children by Abiding in the Word

    My mother once said, “The best children’s ministry a church can have is a solid, pastor-led adult Bible study.” Since that conversation, I’ve contemplated her words often, reflecting on...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 12:22–34

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 12:22–34

    Anxiety can get the best of us, but even amidst our struggles, God promises to provide for all our needs. Read what Pastor Phil Rigdon has to say about the anxiety found in Luke 12:22–34.

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  • Song of Solomon: An Overview

    Song of Solomon: An Overview

    The Song of Solomon celebrates love, a common theme for all people of all times. What distinguishes the Song, however, is the way it connects human love to God’s greater love in poetry...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 10:25–37

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 10:25–37

    Discover salvation and sin in the parable of the Good Samaritan with Pastor Phil Rigdon’s insight.

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  • Opposing Ideas in Ecclesiastes: Justice and Mercy

    Opposing Ideas in Ecclesiastes: Justice and Mercy

    When the book of Ecclesiastes highlights judgment, it can arouse questions about the apparent contradiction between the grief of Ecclesiastes and statements of abundant mercy elsewhere in...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: John 8:48–59

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: John 8:48–59

    Explore Christ’s great confession, “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58), to the Pharisees and the highlights of John’s Greek with Rev. Phil Rigdon.

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  • Proverbs: An Overview

    Proverbs: An Overview

    The Book of Proverbs could rightly be called a collection of collections. Within this book of the Bible, many different strands of Israel’s wisdom coalesce into a book that’s core...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Revelation 21:1–7

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Revelation 21:1–7

    Exploring the original Greek of Revelation 21, Pastor Rigdon shows us Christ’s words on the new heaven and the new earth promised to us in the last days.

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  • The Psalms: An Overview

    The Psalms: An Overview

    The Book of Psalms contains songs and prayers for every occasion. In fact, the Psalms collectively cover so much of the faith that they were rightly called a “little Bible” by the Church...

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  • Repentance and Forgiveness in the Bible

    Repentance and Forgiveness in the Bible

    The Law accuses and shows us our sin, warns us of God’s wrath, and shows we are powerless to save ourselves. Here, Pastor Rigdon shares examples of how God calls His people to...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 24:1–12

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 24:1–12

    The resurrection of our Lord, despite the initial disbelief of the disciples, was no surprise. Rather, it was a promise repeated throughout the Old Testament and Christ’s own ministry....

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  • A Transformative Change of Heart

    A Transformative Change of Heart

    Born sinners, we know we need to be redeemed, cleansed, and born again. But how? The Greek word metanoia sheds some light on the subject.

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