I have been blessed for over 30 years to have served as a full-time pastor. I understand the time demands and pressures a pastor deals with and the constant challenge to prepare Biblical messages often 2 or 3 times each week.
This ministry began with a burden I had on my heart to help bi-vocational pastors. I think you are amazing to work a full-time job and still make the time to pastor a church. I know how fortunate I am to have been able to spend 20 plus hours a week in sermon preparation. I have listened to and read thousands of sermons over the years by those who are my hero’s – preachers such as Adrian Rogers, Charles Stanley, Jerry Vines, David Jeremiah, Jack Graham and Tony Evans.
The manuscripts I have prepared will naturally have quotes, illustrations, and other resources from my gaining insight from these men and others. It is simply my prayer that they will help assist you as you preach God’s Word faithfully to your congregation. If there is something you can use in your ministry of teaching and preaching God’s Word it will be a blessing to me. If any of these help you in your personal spiritual growth, I simply say “to God be the Glory.”
We are all working together to exalt our Lord and His precious Word. I am often reminded of something Adrian Rogers said to me when I had only been pastoring for 1 year and was feeling the weight of the total church growth. He said “Glenn, your calling and responsibility is to fill the pulpit, not the pew.”
I will add sermons as the manuscripts are prepared. They are to be used personally and not shared or published. May God richly bless your ministry.
Dr. Glenn Cummings, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ellijay, Georgia