The following articles are related to the topic of PREACHER

Paul, the Master Preacher

Next to the Lord, the greatest and most effective preacher who ever lived was the apostle Paul. He evangelized three continents and penned two-thirds of the New Testament's epistles-sacred documents which have revolutionized the world. First Thessalonians 2:1-12 gives us one of the clearest, most helpful and inspirational insights to Paul, the peerless preacher, to be found anywhere in his ... read more »

The Support of Gospel Preachers

The Jewish rabbis had a saying: "Whoever does not teach his son a trade is as if he brought him up to be a robber." Paul, the Tent-making Preacher Though Paul was educated as a scholar of Hebrew law under the celebrated Gamaliel (Acts 22:3), nevertheless, as a lad he had learned the trade of tent-maker. Accordingly, when Paul, on ... read more »

The Preacher and His Audience

The Preacher The word "preacher" is from the original term kerux, signifying a "herald." The herald was an important person in Greek society. One of his most vital functions was to preserve the integrity of the message he was delivering. Some find it odd that the New Testament writers employed this word only three times - twice of Paul, and ... read more »

Are Preachers To Be Called “Reverend”?

"Do you have information as to when various denominations began to apply the term 'reverend' to preachers?" The title "Reverend" has been adopted in many English-speaking denominations as a courtesy designation for clergymen. Higher orders are designated as "Very Reverend," "Right Reverend," or "Most Reverend." Professor Burton S. Easton, of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, has briefly ... read more »

Preacher Attempts to Walk on Water and Drowns

A news organization, WORLDNETDAILY (8/30/06) has reported the following unfortunate incident: "An evangelist who tried replicating Jesus' miracle of walking on water has reportedly drowned off the western coast of Africa. Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle, and he attempted it from a beach in Gabon's capital of Libreville. 'He told churchgoers he'd ... read more »

The Preacher’s Private Life: Study Habits

Wendell Winkler (1931-2005) was one of the most accomplished preachers in the body of Christ in recent years. He was involved in the training of ministers of the gospel, and he proclaimed God's truth from coast to coast. His talents were in great demand. His organizational skills and powerful presentations made him a wonderful mentor to many brethren who aspire ... read more »

May a Minister “Opt Out” of Social Security?

"Is it scriptural for a preacher to choose not to be under Social Security? The government allows this, but only on the grounds of 'conscience.' Some brethren are opposed to this. They argue that: (1) The exemption constitutes preferential treatment for preachers; (2) If a minister doesn't have Social Security, the church would have to support him when he is ... read more »

Judges 4 – Deborah, the Woman Judge

It was a dark hour in Israel's history. Apparently, there were no worthy male leaders among the Hebrew people. Hence, God raised up a prophetess to judge the nation. Her name was Deborah (Judges 4:4ff). Some feel that this example serves as a precedent today. And they contend, therefore, that it is appropriate to have women preachers/leaders in the church. ... read more »

Micah 1:1 – The Doom of Samaria and Jerusalem

Micah was a prophet of the Lord who lived in the city of Moresheth (about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem). He proclaimed Jehovah's revelation in the reigns of Judah's kings, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. He was, therefore, a contemporary of Isaiah (cf. Isaiah 1:1). Some characterize him as the "country" preacher, while Isaiah was the "city" preacher. The thrust of ... read more »

Creationism in Our Schools

In April 1998, Dr. A. Jang, a professor of Natural Science & Psychology at National University, gave a speech in Los Angeles, California which he detailed a survey report which supposedly reflects attitudes toward the biblical doctrine of creation within educational institutions affiliated with churches of Christ. The report contained some interesting information. There appears to be minimal interest about ... read more »