By Marshall Segal on Oct 4, 2017
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit,” (Psalms 34:18).
By Lance Witt on Dec 18, 2017
"One of the things I love about the Bible is how honest it is. The pages of Scripture don’t gloss over the flaws and sins and weaknesses of people. Even the great heroes of the faith are not airbrushed or photo-shopped to make them look superhuman."
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Jul 6, 2016
Four solid reasons why a powerful title leads to a powerful sermon.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Sep 9, 2017
If you want to imitate the great leaders when you face challenging situations, do these three things.
By John Byron on Sep 2, 2020
King David did it in the Psalms--why can't we?
By Sermoncentral on Sep 9, 2013
As preachers, it's our starting point, our text. Perhaps sometimes we should share the big picture of "why."
By Erik Raymond on Sep 9, 2014
Are you constantly mining the same sources for your sermon illustrations?
By Dr. Scott M. Gibson on Jan 2, 2020
"She said to me, 'You expected a lot from us, and I never felt I could meet those expectations.' These comments have haunted me."
By Marshall Segal on Aug 29, 2016
We tend to think our dreams were too big when we were young, say when we were six, and too small as we get older. But maybe our dreams never reach high enough.
By Joe Thorn on Jul 11, 2017
One danger is emotionalism, in which we allow our feelings to interpret our circumstances and form our thoughts about God. This is putting feelings before faith. The other danger is a kind of stoicism, where faith is rooted in theology but void of affection. This tendency removes feelings from faith altogether. While it is true that our emotions should not lead our theology, it is vital to our faith that theology lead to a deep experience of our triune God.
By Randy Alcorn on Jan 10, 2018
The pain was great, but God’s grace rose to the occasion. Despite his heartbreak, Spafford could say without pretense, “It is well with my soul.”
By Charles Stone on Oct 29, 2019
How could there be only one answer? Charles Stone suggests five factors to consider.
By Charles Stone on Dec 27, 2017
"Discouragement is a universal experience for ministry leaders and the word actually self-defines itself…dis-courage meaning no courage. Some of the Bible’s greatest characters faced it: Moses, David, Paul, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the apostles. Nehemiah, the great Old Testament leader faced it when he led the Jews to rebuild the wall. Yet, his response offers us hope when we face it."
By Paul Maxwell on Oct 24, 2016
It’s hard to disconnect our experience of God from our experience of the church — and that’s how it’s supposed to be.
By Joseph Mattera on Dec 5, 2013
Preaching is vital to God's purposes--that's why we must get it right.