My answer has to be yes (or else I'll stop all together). And the reason is to use this as a means to minister to others so that they will treasure Christ above everything else. The reason is that God has called me to first and foremost shepherd the flock of FBC. However, I pray God will use this for His glory and the joy of His people. So with that being said, I may begin to blog less frequently (like I have for the past couple of weeks), but I hope to blog more substantially. This semester for school I am taking classes on Gender Roles, Missions, Evangelism, and an internship focused on the ministry of the Word. I am also preaching through James right now and we are studying Philippians on Wednesday evenings. I hope over the next few months to post on things that I've learned through the studies that I think would help others to treasure Christ.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Tonight at the internship with Open Door Baptist Church some discussion came up that caused me to think once again about why I blog. If I'm honest, I have to say that often times I blog simply because I started this thing and people (though few) expect to see something when they come to this site. However, that was not my original purpose. My original purpose was to have another way to minister to the local church that God had called me to shepherd. After leaving my first church I changed blogs and just did it because I had been doing it. Then I went through this time of talking about church planting since that was my plan and I had no desire to really go anywhere else. As usual, God's immediate plan was different. So now I'm pastoring a church in Pulaski, VA and still blogging. But, is there really a purpose in this blog?