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Ryan Boys

Ryan Boys serves as the lead pastor of Green Pond Bible Chapel in Rockaway, NJ. He is the author of the forthcoming How to Preach Apocalyptic with Fontes Press. 


Preaching the Resurrection on Easter

Easter is when we focus especially on the resurrection of Jesus. If someone asks, “What will you preach on for Easter?” the answer should be obvious.


Three Dangers of Seeking Pastoral Praise

We preachers love praise—the love of adulation runs deep in our hearts. Man-pleasing is a complicated sin because it is a heart-level struggle. While the sinful pursuit of praise is not limited to pastors, our vocation provides extra temptation in this area of pride. Rather than keep this struggle in the dark, let’s throw some light on our motivation for ministry and address the too-often acceptable sin of the love of adulation.


6 Blessings of Pastoral Friendships

God has blessed us with many resources to endure adversity in ministry. One unique and under-appreciated source of encouragement is pastoral friendships. Such friendships are not easy to cultivate, but worth the investment. Here are six ways they foster longevity in ministry and a few practical first steps to build relationships between fellow pastors.


The Usefulness of Topical Sermons

“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.”–2 Timothy 4:2


The Importance of Expository Preaching

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations… teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.” –Matthew 28:18-19