By Joe Mckeever on Dec 16, 2015
Joe McKeever helps reframe our calling: "The people who make up your congregation do not require anything new from you regarding the Christmas story this season or any season. "
By Michael Duduit on Dec 20, 2016
Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention.
By Ray Hollenbach on Dec 12, 2020
Some people think the Christmas verses are the stuff of Christmas pageants and cheesy dramas. They are also fuel for great preaching.
By Joe Mckeever on Nov 17, 2014
Everyone should be in on this conversation: preachers, deacons and listeners.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 24, 2016
Few things are more tragic than taking Christmas in stride. Its spirit and magic, that alluring sense of supernatural goodness, are not just for children, but even for the grownups.
By Sermoncentral on Jun 28, 2017
You are not the first Christian to have felt angry at God, and you will not be the last.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2014
When we come to your church, we don't expect a $7,500 sermon. Given current offering stats, most people aren't even expecting a $75 one.
By John Nunes on Jul 30, 2012
John Nunes recommends "reading" your sermon manuscript the way a great pianist "reads" music.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 16, 2013
Chris Wright suggests that the way we do church may actually prop up idolatry in the church. Are there any idols in your church?
By Charles Arn on Jul 24, 2014
The most important thing has to do with your sermon topics. They should address people's life issues and questions about the faith.
By Sermoncentral on Oct 7, 2017
"The forces of American culture are almost all designed to build the opposite worldview into our people’s minds. Maximize comfort, ease, and security. Avoid all choices that might bring discomfort, trouble, difficulty, pain, or suffering. Add this cultural force to our natural desire for immediate gratification and fleeting pleasures, and the combined power to undermine the superior satisfaction of the soul in the glory of God through suffering is huge."
By Josh Tandy on Jul 2, 2020
On his first anniversary, newcomer Josh Tandy takes time to reflect on how he'd do things differently.
By John Mcclure on Oct 20, 2014
"What will I preach on?" Whenever you ask this question, you're looking for inspiration.
By Jimmy Gentry on Dec 9, 2015
How would John the Baptizer respond if he were to show up during Advent in any given city in America today?