Have you considered praying for your pastor WHILE he is preaching? Every pastor that has started a “Pulpit Ministry” eventually says the same thing, “My messages just stick better when you pray while I am preaching.” I heard this first from Dr. Charles Stanley after he returned home from his first trip to Martha’s Vineyard. We prayed all night when he first spoke there. When he returned he spoke to us at the Sons of Thunder Men’s Prayer meeting and said, “My message stuck better when you prayed while I preached at Martha’s Vineyard.”
And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
I Corinthians 2:1-10 (NIV)
Going deeper into this subject:
I’ll make a short video on this later, but if you want to start a “Pulpit Ministry” this org chart will get you started. CLICK HERE for a .pdf of this document, and please, if you have ANY questions, give me a call!