TheDaveYoung / July 9, 2016
A few days ago, I wrote a blog post and talked about some things I would do if I were a pastor. Most of them were things that I have seen other pastors do and with great success. One was offended (although they were anonymous in their expression), a few expressed further ideas, a few said thanks, and many said nothing at all. None of these are a critique of my pastor friends. I know that pastoring is hard and that often it is difficult to make changes, even if they are needed! However, as I travel from church to church, I have often thought about what I think I would do “IF” I were the pastor. In my last blog I wrote about five of them. Here are five more:
TheDaveYoung / July 4, 2016
I preached my first revival meeting 29 years ago! I was only 17 and, apart from knowing that I was supposed to preach the Bible, I am pretty sure that I had no idea what I was doing. Some would probably say that I still don’t. I preached several revivals over those next few years, spent four years in an “Evangelism” major, traveled a few years to some 37 states as a College Representative, and finally embarked on what our movement calls “full-time” evangelism in the Fall of 1994. It has been an incredible journey and I have preached in all but 5 of these United States in literally hundreds of churches. I have also been able to preach in a handful of other countries as well! God has certainly been good to me.
TheDaveYoung / July 4, 2016
Everywhere I go these days I am meeting people who are gravely concerned about the condition of Christianity in this generation.
TheDaveYoung / June 25, 2016
It is my contention that we need more praying that is fervent and earnest. Instead of following hours of news programs and scheduling more discussion forums and worrying in our hearts about the condition of our society, isn’t it time to pray like this? Instead of wasting hours every day reading the latest blogs of all the leadership gurus and “you can be a success like me” people, shouldn’t we learn how to pray like this? How do we do it? I offer three suggestions.
TheDaveYoung / June 23, 2016
A pastor friend, and a personal hero of mine, recently celebrated his 40th year of preaching and pastoring! I love being around him and fellowshipping with him and hearing his stories about his ministry and family. In a recent revival campaign, he several times shared personal stories from his own “revival” experiences. He was saved in a revival! He dedicated his life to Christ in a revival. As a result of revival meetings, he made choices that has kept him on the right path all of these years. One of the “threads” that tied all of his stories together was fervent and earnest prayer.
TheDaveYoung / May 27, 2016
A few weeks ago a missionary did a presentation at our home church. His presentation was enjoyable and helpful and one thing in particular “stood out” to me. It was a phrase that he used twice. He said it when he told of meeting a person who had never heard the name of Jesus Christ and who had certainly never heard of His saving power. He used it again when he told of watching dozens of homeless street children from the warmth and safety of his motel room. His phrase: “It broke my heart!”
TheDaveYoung / May 9th, 2016
Everywhere I go it seems like “revival” is everyone’s favorite topic. And as everyone’s favorite topic, it often means a huge variety of different things to different people.
TheDaveYoung / May 4, 2016
A month or so ago, I blogged about how to be an Independent Baptist and still get along with each other. Today, I want to share some of the reasons why I wrote the blog.
TheDaveYoung / April 20, 2016
A few weeks ago I posted Part 1 in the series about “How to be an Independent Baptist and Get Along with Others at the Same Time.” You can read that here if you haven’t done so yet: How to be an Independent Baptist and Get-Along With Others at the Same Time It has been a busy few weeks and I have answered a lot of emails and calls in light of what I first wrote. So forgive me for the delay in posting the concluding thoughts. Here is Part 2:
TheDaveYoung / March 30, 2016
In the Fall of 1994, Bethlie and I stepped out together to enter a ministry of full-time evangelism. We have traveled thousands of miles and ministered to churches of all sizes in almost every state in the USA and in a half dozen other countries as well. Most of the churches have either been Independent Baptist or were very close to it.
TheDaveYoung / March 5, 2016
Three truths about being a Servant
TheDaveYoung / February 13, 2016
Here is an article written by my good friend Evangelist Rick Flanders. It is powerful. Enjoy!
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