By Lance Witt on Sep 12, 2019
Like most pastors, I will never forget the first sermon I preached. Basically, we had to hold people at gun point to get them to listen . . .
By Julian Freeman on Oct 12, 2018
From preparation to delivery, keep an eye out for these preaching traps.
By John Piper on Jun 29, 2018
"I stand vigilantly on the precipice of eternity speaking to people who this week could go over the edge."
By Kenton Anderson on Apr 26, 2018
For those of us who try to preach “good sermons” every week, it's useful to understand what it takes to connect with our listeners.
By Tyler Scarlett on Apr 10, 2018
Everyone makes mistakes, but for all the mistakes preachers can (and do) make, here are 10 that we should do our best to avoid at all costs.
By David Lose on Apr 4, 2018
When a sermon includes the following seven central elements, and when the Holy Spirit is present, something happens—the Word comes alive and people come to faith.
By Larry Moyer on Mar 24, 2018
Effective ministry demands that we recognize the tactics of the enemy and then guard against them in our preaching.
By Joseph Stowell on Feb 17, 2018
Joseph Stowell says he loves preaching, but it's not like anything else he loves. Read this article and remember why you love to preach.
By David Mathis on Oct 10, 2017
What does the Bible teach about the role and qualifications of elders?
By Lance Witt on Oct 2, 2017
"When it comes to our preaching, we live in the constant tension between pastor and prophet. On one hand, as pastors we want to encourage and care for the sheep. So, in our preaching we want to be uplifting and hopeful. On the other hand, as prophets we must sometimes say the hard things that the sheep don’t want to hear."
By Lance Witt on Sep 25, 2017
“Everything worthwhile is uphill. Everything that is valuable, you have to work for. No one ever coasted their way to success. Most people have uphill hopes but have downhill habits.”
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Mar 27, 2017
People should not leave the sermon having learned more about the preacher than Christ. When we stand to preach the word, we should prayerfully whisper to ourselves, “You are not the story.”
By Rachel Blom on Oct 28, 2011
Rachel Blom: "Seeker-sensitive preaching means adapting my sermon to the fact that my audience is, for the most part, not committed to Christ."