By Steven Lawson on Oct 23, 2017
"The idea that God does what He wants, and that what He does is true and right because He does it, is foundational to our understanding of everything in Scripture, including the doctrine of election."
By Lori Hatcher on Nov 7, 2017
"We’ve all heard them—phrases that sound wise, insightful, and biblical. But are they really? Let’s look at some common sayings, compare them to the Bible, and see if they hold up."
By Philip Holmes on May 4, 2021
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
By Chris Surber on Jan 26, 2019
Preaching in the abstract means missing real lives and real people. Here are four ways to connect to real people.
By Charles Stone on Nov 15, 2016
One of the most disconcerting feelings we pastors experience is when we prepare a sermon and pour our heart into it, yet feel that it didn’t make a difference in people’s lives.
By Lance Witt on Aug 28, 2017
One of the reasons the word accountability gets a bad rap is because of the way some people have carried out accountability. Holding people accountable is not using your position as a club to embarrass, humiliate, mistreat, belittle or shame people. Our accountability of people should make those on our team better not bitter.
By Peter Mead on Mar 22, 2021
The crucifixion is bloody. Should we shock people out of a religious view of crucifixion, or is it better not to overwhelm people with the gore?
By Sermoncentral on Sep 22, 2016
There are no guaranteed steps to church growth. Because the church is people. And people don’t come with guarantees.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Jun 27, 2014
Doctrinal sermons are fine, but do they connect to human experience?
By Steven Furtick on May 24, 2011
The words you speak should move people on a personal level. They should grip their hearts and make application to their lives personally.
By Lance Witt on Jan 9, 2021
Gifted speakers and novices alike experience this unenjoyable aspect: people's criticism. In today's Pastor to Pastor, Lance Witt discusses a proper response from a biblical perspective.
By Peter Mead on Dec 26, 2018
Where are people looking as they leave? If we're not careful, they will walk out with gaze firmly fixed on self.
By Casey Graham on Feb 6, 2020
As you preach on the subject of money, you've got to engage people who are motivated by different reasons. Here's a list of the top five reasons people give.
By Steven Furtick on Aug 5, 2011
Preaching, when done correctly, should unburden people. As preachers, our job is to challenge people, yes, but not to burden them.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 4, 2021
Church attendance should be a tool to help people draw closer to Jesus. Not the other way around.