The Pastor’s Toolbox: Our Homes

“Sometimes They Speak Volumes” – “Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive…” (1 Timothy 3:2-4)  … Continue reading

The Pastor’s Toolbox: Our Wives

Wonderful Counselors, Critics, Confidants, Comforters – “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Gen. 2:18) – God’s wisdom is constantly being vindicated. Each day we men see the need for a helper. God was so gracious to us at the … Continue reading

Pastors Toolbox: Our Dress

Our Dress: First Impressions Are Often The Lasting Ones – (1 Samuel 16:7) – There is a biblical truth for which I am very thankful. That truth is that men look up on the inside, but God sees the inside. For many of us the outside is not a pleasant thing to behold. But God … Continue reading

Pastors Toolbox: Our Financial Reputations

Our Financial Reputations: Improper Stewardship Can Destroy Our Ministry “Let no debt remain outstanding…” (Romans 13:8) – Years ago a credit company informed me that insurance salesman and pastors were the nations worst credit risks. Another company said that professions beginning with the letter P were bad risks: preacher, painter, policeman, politician. Whether or not … Continue reading

The Pastor’s Toolbox: Admitting Mistakes

Admitting Mistakes: It Is Best To Admit Them And Move On “He that is down needs fear no fall; he that is low, no pride. He that is humble ever shall have God to be his guide.” (John Buynan) Let’s admit it. Sometimes we are wrong. At times you say things that we learn later … Continue reading