Favorable comments from ministers who serve in many different types of churches have encouraged me to believe that the Pastor’s Annual provides valuable assistance to many busy pastors as they seek to improve the quality, freshness, and variety of their pulpit ministry.
To be of service to fellow pastors in their continuing quest to obey our Lord’s command to Peter, “Feed my sheep” is a privilege to which I respond with gratitude.
I pray that this issue of the Pastor’s Annual will be blessed by our Lord in helping pastors to plan and produce a preaching program that will better meet the spiritual needs of the congregation to which they are called to minister.
This issue contains sermons by several contributing authors who have been effective contemporary preachers and successful pastors. Each of these authors is listed with his sermons in Contributing Authors. I accept responsibility for sermons not listed there.
This issue of the Pastor’s Annual is dedicated to the Lord with a prayer that he will bless these efforts to let the Holy Spirit lead us in preparing “A Planned Preaching Program for the Year.”
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Paul’s call to victorious Christian living issued to the believers in Ephesus serves as a basis for messages dealing with humankind’s problem with Satan and evil. “Putting on the Whole Armor of God” is an appropriate theme for expository messages based on Ephesians 6:10–20.
Sunday evening messages for the next several months are based on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Jesus’ sermon contains great principles and ideals by which believers are to live.
The apostles asked of Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” This is a prayer that we should continue to pray, and it is the theme for this month’s Wednesday evening services.