By Lane Sebring on Jan 27, 2020
If the closing of your message is disorganized and unclear, then your listeners will walk away feeling the same way about your message.
By Josh Reich on Jun 6, 2017
Let’s face it, when someone hurts us, we can brush it off and often move on. We can be tough, ignore it, deal with it or get even (although that rarely helps), but something changes when it is our spouse, kids, a close friend or a family member who is hurt. We feel powerless in that moment.
By Ray Hollenbach on Sep 11, 2018
There's a rich vein of life even in the verses that close each Epistle. Have you ever preached a benediction?
By Rob Overton on Mar 19, 2020
"It is incredibly easy for a growing church to appear healthy while leaving bruised and battered people in its wake."
By Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2021
There's no such thing as a perfect preaching calendar, but Hal Seed helps you get close!
By Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2020
Watch your life closely. Examine it. Review it.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Feb 3, 2020
Sherman Cox points to one critical area frequently left untouched by preachers--resulting in untouched hearts of listeners.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2017
These are statements from church members whose churches have already closed their doors.
By Tim Coressel on Oct 8, 2019
From the moment you "close in prayer," that message you labored over for hours will begin to fade in the minds of your audience.
By Lance Witt on Sep 5, 2016
The truth is those of us in ministry often don’t do the friendship thing very well. One survey among pastors found that 70 percent do not have a close friend, confidant, or mentor. Henri Nouwen wrote, “Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships.” What an indictment.
By Jonathan J. Watson on Aug 22, 2016
SermonCentral users and Logos users share a close bond. Many of you have found us via the SermonCentral sermons section in the Logos Passage Guide. And, with Logos 7 launching today they were kind enough to provide me with a review copy of Logos 7 Gold. I have to tell you, I was impressed.
By Jeff K. Clarke on Nov 11, 2019
If we tell people that all they need to do to become a follower of Christ is to bow their heads, close their eyes and repeat a 30-second prayer, what are we saying about Jesus?
By Dean Hawk on Oct 19, 2016
I’m curious. When and where did ministers first begin asking people to bow their heads, close their eyes, and secretly raise their hand in a church service if they wanted to accept Jesus? Why do we feel like we need to sneak people into heaven?