7 Ps for Better Preaching

Anyone who faithfully preaches God’s Word always desires to grow in his ability to communicate Scripture’s timeless truths. Preaching the Bible is a high calling and tremendous privilege. It is a task reserved for qualified men, and it is means of grace for Christ’s church that must never be treated flippantly. I’ve only been preaching … Read more

Ep. 037 | Exalted Above the Heavens: Interview w/Peter Orr — TAU Roundtable

George Alvarado is joined by guest, Peter Orr, author of Exalted Above The Heavens, to discuss his book. Why Christ’s bodily presence in heaven important? What does Scripture teach about his absence and his presence? How does the Holy Spirit, the Church, gospel preaching, and Christian suffering manifest the presence of Christ on earth? What … Read more

Ep. 035 | Submit to the Government or Civil Disobedience? — TAU Roundtable

George Alvarado, Michael Coughlin, and Chuck Ivey discuss what it means to submit to the government or practice civil disobedience. Is there a balance? Does submission to the government mean you’re a statist? If you call out the injustices and practice civil disobedience, does that mean you are not practicing Romans 13? How do we … Read more

Evidences of True Revival

Holiness of life and true revival can not be separated. A so-called “revival” that does not produce holiness is not a work of the Holy Spirit. Here we may offer an important reminder that true revival cannot be manufactured by men. The sign that says “revival next week” doesn’t really communicate what true revival is for true revival is God-sent and according to His plans and purposes, not ours.

Give us EARS to Hear

I am wholeheartedly committed to the priority of the preaching of God’s Word in our regular church gatherings.  True, I am a pastor, so I guess by default I “have” to say that, but even apart from that role, there is a deep conviction running through me that the Word of God itself bears testimony … Read more

Placebo Prayers

Last weekend, we had 6 men preaching God’s Word in our group. We split into two groups of 3 and separated physically. This allows us to always have 2 men preaching the mystery of the gospel. So we were able to achieve nearly 5 hours of street preaching in 2.5 hours, with each man carrying no more than about an hour of the load. But this week, I was the only preacher, and I was committed to filling the time. How God enabled that to happen is truly remarkable!

Speaking at Upward? No Testimony, Please…

What would you do if you were asked to give the “message” at halftime of an Upward Sports match? This situation really comes up, and Christians with sound theology need to be ready at all times to present God’s Word to the world. A Twitter friend asked this question and I was disappointed to see … Read more

Why You Should Preach Dressed Up

I’m sort of snickering as I write this because I know you probably clicked this link thinking I was going to write a post about why you should wear a suit and tie to preach in. As an aside, I don’t think you should look like you just rolled out of bed when you preach. … Read more