The “Purpose-Driven” Church Paradigm

Hits: 64[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Churches should have goals and aims. In this sense every congregation of the Lord’s people should be driven by purpose rather than stumbling along haphazardly. However, purpose-driven has taken on…

“Professional Preachers”

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] It is not unusual to hear uncomplimentary remarks made about those who are supported by others while they preach the Gospel. Often we are referred to as “professional preachers” in…

Preachers and Preaching—an Overview

Hits: 30[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Introduction In ages past God called men to preach His Word by immediate and/or supernatural means. He apparently thus enlisted and inspired all of the Old Testament prophets (Exo. 3:10– 4:17;…