Announcing the Launch of Our New Website

Today, I am pleased to announce the launch of the new and updated website for Joy to the World Ministries. Many thanks to Church OS for their hard work in helping us with the work on this new site. They have really been terrific. May the Lord continue blessing their work. Through this, we hope to share with you […]

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When God is Against You, Who Can Be for You?

“Therefore,” says the LORD, “I am against these prophets who steal messages from each other and claim they are from Me.  I am against these smooth-tongued prophets who say, “This prophecy is from the LORD! I am against these false prophets. Their imaginary dreams are flagrant lies that lead My people into sin. I did not send or appoint […]

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What is the Chief End of Preaching?

Here is what Dr. David Martyn Lloyd Jones said about preaching – all of the quotes below are from “the Doctor’s” book entitled, Preaching & Preachers. “What is the chief end of preaching?”  I like to think it is this.  It is to give men and women a sense of God and His presence (p. […]

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Speaking to Pastors Right After They Preach

I serve a small congregation in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  I am so glad that I am not expected to stand at the door after every service to shake people’s hands.  I Can’t Handle It In all honesty, I don’t think that I could handle the hand-shaking at the door week by […]

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Beware of the Sugar-Coated “Gospel”

A sugar-coated “gospel” is no gospel at all.  The great calling of every gospel preacher is to be a herald of God’s (not his own) message.  This gives us a benchmark against which to measure and test every preacher, i.e. faithfulness to the Bible.  Sadly, many Christians are so gullible and they are gobbling up spiritual junk […]

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To Preach, to Really Preach…

Preaching is the most public of ministries and therefore, the most conspicuous in its failure and the most subjective to the temptation of hypocrisy. It is imperative only that those who undertake it are appropriately gifted by the Holy Spirit. Such ‘gifting’ includes prophecy, evangelism, the consciousness of an unavoidable call, providential endowments, and outward […]

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THE PASTORAL MINISTRY OF SHAKING HEARTS

I am writing to respond to a blog post entitled, The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking Hands, written by Pastor H. B. Charles Jr. which was recently shared on Tim Challies blog.  I reluctantly read it with caution because it touches on a topic that I have been wrestling with issue for a number of years. […]

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