Pastor’s Study

How to Schedule a Year of Pulpit Work

Preaching is always a challenging task. The preacher who has the privilege and responsibility to stand before a congregation each week—or even multiple times each week— faces the challenge of being prepared when the preaching time arrives. One practice tha... Read More »

Should the Preacher Schedule a Sermon Planning Retreat?

“Should” is a tricky question to answer.  When I hear a question begin with that word, I evaluate whether something is right or wrong.  Should the preacher plan his preaching?  That is an emphatic yes.  Should the preacher use a retreat to plan his pre... Read More »

What Preachers Can Learn from the Personal Library and Study of Adrian Rogers

A recent trip to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary afforded me the opportunity to examine the personal study of Adrian Rogers, one of the great preachers of our time. Rogers is widely known for his legacy of faithful service to Christ and his leadershi... Read More »

5 Reasons You Should Consult Commentaries

I have always loved books. When I was called to preach at age 16, a retired minister gave me 400 volumes from his library. Since then, I have been something of a collector of theological books, including hundreds of commentaries. These have served as treasured... Read More »