The Man, the Message, the Ministry

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The Man: You cant separate the man from the message. This chapter deals with the preparations and surrender that a true God-called preacher must be willing to endure. Drawing from Pauls pattern to the Thessalonians, Dr. Peacock deals with issues like confrontation, preaching for results, and discouragement. The Message: God has a message He wants to be imparted to the congregation each Sunday. This chapter explains what biblical preaching is and how to find the right message. Dr. Peacock tackles things like harsh preaching, outward conformity, and preaching on isms. He also deals with what to keep out of the pulpit. The Ministry: A biblical ministry is built on the proper foundation: the Lord Jesus Christ. This final chapter addresses many concerns in the ministry. Dr. Peacock offers his advice and biblical explanation for things like when to start a church, the appearance of church facilities, how to treat visitors, missions, street preaching, counseling, and much more.
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Dr. David Peacock (BD, ThM, ThD) has been around the ministry all of his life. His father, Ben Peacock, was a Baptist pastor and evangelist. It was his father who led him to the Lord at age seven. He was not always in the ministry however. His original career was in law enforcement, one in which he made the rank of captain at the Jacksonville sheriff’s office. In 1992 he founded Bible Believers Baptist Church and eventually left his position at the sheriff’s office to pastor full time. Dr. Peacock is also the president of the Bible Doctrine Institute, a correspondence seminary designed to train men in the Bible and biblical preaching.

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Publisher
WestBowPress
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Published on
Feb 6, 2014
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Pages
108
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ISBN
9781490819891
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Ministry / Preaching
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