SHOE LEATHER PREACHER

 Early in my ministry many years ago, I was blessed with the nickname "Shoe-Leather Preacher."

A lady in the church I was visiting came up to me afterwards and said how much she looked forward to my coming to that church, because she could always count on getting something practical she could use in her life. "You put shoe leather to your teaching," she said.

It's the only type of preaching/teaching I've ever known of any true value to me.

I have heard many different styles of preaching.
  • I've listened to the bombastic fire and brimstone "You're gonna go to hell!" sermons.
  • I've followed the "positive preachers of prosperity" for a season.
  • I've been in meetings when "Dr. Dry-As-Dust" was the main speaker.
  • I've heard of the "deeper things of God" as revealed in types and shadows.
  • If it's done in church, I've probably seen it.
But, nothing stays with me, benefits me for a longer period of time, than a sermon using mostly Bible verses applied in a "This-is-how-you-do-it" format.

When the Lord was first directing me into the ministry of His Word, the only thing that "worked" for me was to explain what the Bible was saying about living as a Christian.

That hasn't changed.

I've tried to share the "deeper things of God," but I had to do it without the anointing. I do NOT enjoy being outside of God's blessing.

The name Practical Bible Teaching has been the banner under which I publish since 2005. I've used different platforms for the blog and website, but the concept has never changed--and most likely will not.

On this blog you will find articles that explain some practical aspect of scripture--something that you can probably apply immediately to your own life.

Because I am also a Life Coach, certified through Professional Christian Coaching and Counseling Academy, I write about things that can benefit you in one of the Seven Key Areas of your life--
  • Spiritual
  • Relationships
  • Finances
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationships
  • Physical Environment
  • Career
The Bible addresses each of these areas numerous times and in many ways. These are the focal points of my teaching ministry, with a heavy emphasis on the Spiritual.

If you are interested in this type of teaching, then I would strongly encourage you to follow this blog on Facebook, and to subscribe to my newsletter. The newsletter gives you more in-depth articles than I can post on the blog.


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