By Paul Baloche on Apr 22, 2016
Some of the hardest yet most inspiring times of worship occur during funerals. The raw emotions of sadness and loss are mixed with a sense of hope and eternal perspective.
By Paul Baloche on Mar 28, 2012
Consider preaching on the topic of Paul Baloche's "The Same Love"--review a sermon at http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/the-same-love-eric-johnson-sermon-on-worship-general-165682.asp.
By Steven Furtick on Nov 3, 2011
Steven Furtick has two pet peeves: Pastors who don’t engage in worship, and worship musicians who don’t engage with the Word.
By Chuck Fromm on Mar 15, 2010
Worship Leader magazine editor Chuck Fromm discusses the key imperative in a pastor establishing a meaningful relationship with his/her worship leader and team.
By Adam Russell on Sep 24, 2012
Are you treating praise and worship as a warm-up act for the "main event" or something greater?
By Brandon Hilgemann on Apr 15, 2015
While leading worship I learned to cast aside a crutch, one that many preachers should discard, as well.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 5, 2014
The carnal mind will never understand the things of God. But do we?
By Brian Croft on Jun 30, 2017
Does church attendance really matter? Here are five important reasons why it is essential that every Christian gather with other Christians in the same local church weekly to hear the preaching of God’s Word.
By John Piper on Jul 22, 2017
"But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24)
By Francis Chan on Nov 22, 2011
Chan encourages us to pray for a new encounter with God.
By Diana Davis on Jun 23, 2011
Need a few fresh ideas to keep your Sunday service from predictable sameness?
By Erik Raymond on Oct 1, 2015
Erik Raymond is convinced there's an indispensable aspect of preaching. Is it one of your ingredients?
By Russell Moore on Jun 29, 2013
American Christianity is far less bloody than it used to be. Why?
By Ron Edmondson on Dec 23, 2016
Several years ago, to prepare for a Christmas message, I consulted with two professional Christian counselors in our church.
By Joe Hoagland on May 4, 2017
What if I told you there is one main thing you can improve to make people want to come back time and time again.
By Fred Craddock on Oct 6, 2012
Dr. Craddock describes his voice as "the wind whistling through a splinter on a post." Here's how this master preacher learned to compensate.
By Perry Noble on Apr 30, 2011
Ask these four questions before your preach to help evaluate your heart and prepare your mind.
By Jimmy Gentry on Dec 19, 2013
How would John the Baptizer respond if he were to show up during Advent in any given city in America today?
By Chris Surber on May 26, 2014
Life isn't a series of problems to be solved. It is a journey to be lived out.
By Karl Vaters on Mar 16, 2017
We can either whine about how the new generation chooses to worship, or we can worship and minister with them. But we can’t do both.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Dec 30, 2014
The fact that God knows our story--individually and corporately, from beginning to end--means we need not specialize in "Saturday night specials."
By Kathleen And Kevin-Neil Ward on Jul 4, 2016
Today, something unexpected is happening. There is a small but distinct movement of young people abandoning the smoke machines, multi-purpose buildings and celebrity pastors of recent church models, and heading back towards traditional worship services, where sacraments are central, buildings are beautiful, and the liturgy has a historic rootedness about it.
By Glenn Packiam on Mar 11, 2013
Glenn Packiam reminds us there is one aspect of worship that transcends music or preaching: the feasting table.
By Mark Driscoll on Mar 30, 2013
Great topics require great preaching. Watch this clip to worship and prepare your mind for preaching the power of the resurrection on Easter Sunday.
By Albert Mohler on Nov 26, 2013
"The anemia of evangelical worship—all the music and energy aside—is directly attributable to the absence of genuine expository preaching."
By Tim Challies on Jul 21, 2017
According to a new study by Gallup, the hottest thing at church today is not the worship and not the pastor. So what is it?
By Rick Warren on Jun 3, 2017
In terms of seeing radical life changes in individuals, nothing can take the place of Spirit-anointed preaching. The message is still the most important element of a worship service for the unchurched.
By Lance Witt on Jun 6, 2016
In my ministry Replenish, I am often asked “how do you know if a church is healthy”? What I know for sure is that the size of a church or it’s rate of growth or what happens on the platform in a weekend worship service is NOT a sure-fire indicator of health.
By Lance Witt on May 8, 2017
“Sometimes as a worship pastor,” he said, “I feel like a dancing bear. It’s my job to get up and perform for the crowd, and as long as the performance is good, everyone is happy. Except me. Something is missing and I don’t know what to do.”
By Lance Witt on Apr 18, 2016
I confess to you that I am a hurrier. I wish I had a dollar for every time my kids have heard me say in an agitated tone “Hurry up!” Sometimes I walk in a hurry and leave my wife behind. When I have to wait in line, or a flight gets delayed, or there is dead time in a worship service, or someone is telling a long story, I find myself internally saying, “Could you please hurry up?”