The Ancient Prophetic Message of Zephaniah Still Speaks to Us Today

 Tap here to read Zephaniah 2:4-3:8

I think it would be safe to say that we are living in days of crises. 

This contemporary context makes the messages of the Prophets especially relatable because prophets (like Zephaniah) spoke in the context of crisis and crises.
 
The prophets interpreted these circumstances and crises in the light of the sovereignty, the covenant, and the purposes of God. God revealed His plans to these...
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Practical Preaching Workshop October 18 through 21

 

Hello!

This is David Olford inviting you to our Practical Preaching Workshop October 18 through 21 here Memphis with Olford Ministries International.

This is a great time for very focused, personal and practical training in expository preaching.

We want to be preachers who rightly divide the word of truth in the power of the Holy Spirit.

So get in touch with us, and join us for our practical preaching workshop October 18 through 21.

We really need to hear from you by October the 10th.

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Living a Life Shaped by God’s Revelation

This beautiful Psalm is a poetic celebration and response to God’s personal Revelation both through His Creation and through His Word.

 

 Psalm 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
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A service of Thanksgiving in Loving Memory of Elizabeth Hester Rendall

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Dr. Ted Rendall serves as the "Resident Minister and Professor" with Olford Ministries International, Inc. He teaches regularly at the various Institute for Biblical Preaching events.

Recently, Mrs. Hester Rendall went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2021, after an extended time of illness.

A service of Thanksgiving in Loving Memory of Elizabeth Hester Rendall took place  Thursday, August 12 at 11:00 am.

We would like to provide you with the opportunity to watch the service.

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A Most Memorable Meal

Meals are often special occasions. 

They can be special because they are part of a particular celebration. They can be special because they bring together family and friends. They can be special because of the food that has been prepared. Mealtimes can also be special because of words that are said or things accomplished around the meal.

 There are many special meals referred to in the Scriptures. Some are regular feasts, and some are unique occasions. Some involve many people,...

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Don’t Settle for Less

 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they shall be satisfied”

(Matt. 5:6 ESV)

 

I made a very rare visit to a department store in the USA a while back and found something called “True Religion.”

Yes, true religion. 

The true religion I found was a line of fragrances, cologne, I think, for men.  I picked up a card beside this pungent product and sure enough it says “True Religion” and then...

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The Exemplary Leader

“But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

(1 Timothy 6:11-12 NKJV)

In 1 Timothy 6:11, the term “man of God” carries a specific emphasis. It underlines the special role of Timothy (in this instance) as a man called of God into His service....

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International Institute for Biblical Preaching: August 31 - September 24

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Our International Institute for Biblical Preaching takes place August 31 - September 24, this year.
 
Limited scholarship funds are available for those who have a passion and platform to train others in faithful Biblical preaching.
 
The scholarship does not cover travel, and the recipient will need to have an appropriate visa, travel documents, and follow all the covid-19 related protocols to get to GMF's Stephen Olford Center in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
 
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Spiritual Living and Ministry

There is a close link between the Word of God and the Spirit of God doctrinally, and in terms of Christian living and ministry.

Indeed, God’s Spirit is the One who uses His Word in our lives and through our lives. So, life in the Spirit is really a description of the Christian life itself.

Our key text for our thoughts today is Galatians 5:13-6:5. I am following and adapting my father’s material found in a chapter in our textbook, Anointed Expository Preaching.

Notice that:

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