A Brief Philosophy of Ministry

If I was forced to give a quick overview of my philosophy of ministry, I would simply utter this great Martin Luther quote:

The truth of the Gospel is the principle article of all Christian doctrine. . . Most necessary is that we know this article well, teach it to others, and beat it into their heads continually.”

Everyone needs the gospel. Non-Christians need the gospel. Christians need the gospel. New and old saints alike need the gospel. No growth, no progress, and no victory of any sort comes apart from the gospel. Therefore, we must become a broken record that repeats gospel, gospel,GOSPEL! I have learned that if people don’t accuse you of being simplistic and ask for something other than gospel you have yet to make it the principle article of your message! They will tire of your gospel preaching because they desire a message that will give them a shot of some form of works-based righteousness. Don’t give in. Forsake originality and don’t yield to itching ears. They need the gospel! Keep it central in your philosophy of ministry and you will see fruit well-pleasing to God

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