By Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2017
Christian leadership — in the home, the church, and elsewhere — is not for those clawing for honor and recognition, but for those most ready to fall to their knees and be inconvenienced by the needs of others.
By Sermoncentral on Oct 14, 2013
Self-talking is self-defeating. Self-preaching is (biblically) powerful.
By Chuck Lawless on May 30, 2017
Most leaders would benefit from more regular evaluations – particularly self-evaluations. Even daily and weekly self-evaluations merit our consideration if we want to lead well, regardless of our position.
By Christina Fox on May 29, 2017
A certain amount of self-evaluation can be good. We should have insight into ourselves, our motives, our choices, and our actions. But sometimes we can go too far. When self-evaluation ends with ourselves instead of pointing us beyond ourselves, there’s a problem.
By Peter Mead on Mar 4, 2014
When you finish preaching, where is your listeners' final focus? The answer makes all the difference.
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 Eric Mckiddie on Apr 28, 2021
“Self-starter” is an identity that up-and-coming leaders seek. It means that you take initiative and responsibility without being asked or coerced. You see a problem and you jump on it. No one ever has to tell you what to do. You put on your Nikes and just do it.
But there can be a dark side to self-starters, which is when their interest in beginning new projects and their disinterest in finishing projects are equal.
By Ken Burge on Sep 4, 2018
Are you afraid to use yourself as the example for your sermon?
By Tony Reinke on Jul 25, 2017
The man doting over a smartphone screen, scrolling through media with his fingertips, is like a gorilla meticulously picking out little bugs from his own hair. That was the subversive quip of anthropologist Thomas de Zengotita.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 1, 2017
The great tragedy of the universe is that while human beings were made to glorify God because of who they are and what they see, we have all fallen short of this purpose.
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 9, 2017
To serve people “for Jesus’ sake” means we ask Him how to serve them.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 4, 2014
Practical advice for dealing with the self-appointed church rulers who try to dominate your preaching and your ministry.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 8, 2017
At the root of many of our sins is an assumption that we are exceptional.
By Lance Witt on Jan 29, 2018
Some of the qualities that people will applaud in your life are the very things that will wreck your soul.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Mar 27, 2017
People should not leave the sermon having learned more about the preacher than Christ. When we stand to preach the word, we should prayerfully whisper to ourselves, “You are not the story.”