By Joe Mckeever on Nov 17, 2014
Everyone should be in on this conversation: preachers, deacons and listeners.
By Duane K Kelderman on May 30, 2018
Preachers and churches run into trouble when they forget that preaching is first and foremost a proclamation of Scripture.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Aug 12, 2020
If you have trouble finding something to celebrate, look for the Good News first. The celebration will jump out at you.
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 10, 2019
If a farmer knew which field was going to produce and which would do poorly, he could save himself a lot of time and trouble.
By Peter Mead on Dec 5, 2018
The most recent research presents troubling results. How does your church measure up?
By Sermoncentral on Jul 4, 2019
"What shepherd would so neglect his sheep that he never took the time or trouble to feed them?"
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 5, 2017
One of the hardest things I do in ministry is interact with those who are no longer in ministry, but wish they were. They’ve been derailed. They messed up and either they got caught or the guilt got the best of them and they confessed. Watching this process over the years there appear to be some common reasons failure occurs. It doesn’t start at the failure. It starts months – and, perhaps years – prior. My hope is if we expose some of them we can catch a few people before it is too late.
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 Barry O. Johnson on Aug 3, 2018
Barry Johnson offers some helpful insights into the state of the Church in America, and offers a loving call for pastors to take bold steps of faith wherever God has planted them.
By Carl Trueman on Jul 14, 2014
Years ago I caused trouble when I started my message by declaring that it really did not matter if the pastor was an adulterer or not.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2016
Since the fall of man, people have had trouble staying focused, but we live today in an age of unprecedented distraction. Since you’re already reading this on some electronic device, I don’t need to elaborate.
By Paul David Tripp on May 16, 2019
This will probably get me into trouble: I’m persuaded that there’s too much mediocrity in the church when it comes to pastors preparing and delivering their sermons.