By Bob Russell on Aug 23, 2010
Bob Russell encourages pastors and preachers who tiptoe around the topic of giving.
By David Platt on Oct 18, 2010
David Platt dares pastors and their congregations to take a leap of faith and test the claims contained in the gospel.
By Rick Ezell on May 20, 2011
When you preach, in many respects, you are the message. If your personal life is not congruent with your words, then a mixed message is delivered.
By Kevin Harney on Aug 9, 2011
If your church is struggling to invest in reaching your community and the world, ask yourself this question: Are we a church that is on fire with a passion for God?
By Warren Wiersbe on Oct 5, 2011
Why is it that so many preachers do not enjoy preaching? Why do some busy themselves in minor matters when they should be studying and meditating? Why do others creep out of the pulpit after delivering their sermon, overwhelmed with a sense of failure and guilt?
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 24, 2011
Ron Edmondson: "God calls people to seemingly impossible tasks. It gives Him glory when I can’t do something, but He can."
By Francis Chan on Oct 22, 2011
Francis Chan shares a powerful sermon illustration about living for God in the short time we have on this earth. Use this illustration in an upcoming message about the importance of living with an eternal focus.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jan 26, 2012
It seems like doubt is a popular subject these days, but doubt comes with a price. Here are six ideas that could help any pastor when asked to speak about the subject of doubt.
By Ben Mandrell on Apr 23, 2012
God has called preachers to be faithful rather than successful. How can we be sure we are staying true to the call?
By Ben Reed on Jul 31, 2012
If you want to preach a great sermon, here are nine things you must avoid at all costs.
By John Piper on Sep 7, 2012
"I was so moved that the desire to say it again another way kept urging me on. So I wrote this."
By Herbert Cooper on Nov 7, 2012
Herbert Cooper, senior pastor of People's Church in Oklahoma City, shares strategic insights into making a sermon series work.
By Joe Mckeever on May 22, 2013
Don't be afraid of repeating yourself. Repetition is the mother of learning -- and sometimes a pastor's best friend.
By Jacob Myers on Nov 6, 2013
In "Gravity" we find a poignant portrayal of what Christian discipleship might look like.
By David Lose on Jun 3, 2014
It's often the really challenging passages that yield the most interesting sermons.
By Charles Stone on May 16, 2016
Hebrews 11, one of the greatest chapters in all the Bible, offers leaders profound insight about faith that we must believe and embody to effectively lead. Every leader must lead with great faith. Those who have gone before us model what it means to lead with such faith.
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 27, 2016
It’s so easy for a preacher to exhibit fear and not faith when standing before the church and calling the congregation to faithfulness and righteousness.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Jan 30, 2017
When we work, we work. But when we pray, God works!
By Lance Witt on Jan 30, 2017
One of the spiritual questions every ministry leader must answer is, “Am I willing to serve in obscurity?”
By Thomas Brown on Aug 10, 2017
"He has not chosen the strong, but the weak. He has not recruited the mighty, but the frail. He has not selected those who think themselves capable and worthy, but those who know themselves deficient and disqualified apart from his cleansing, preserving, and empowering grace."
By John Piper on Aug 21, 2017
I suppose, in my little prayer nook in my study, where I have a little prayer bench that I built in 1975, as I’ve bent over that bench thousands of times, the most common prayer has been, “Lead me not into temptation. Deliver me from evil (see Matthew 6:13). Keep me. Keep me. I feel so utterly unable to do the next thing. My kids are at the breakfast table. I have nothing. I’m supposed to model joyful fatherhood, and I’m so depressed I can hardly remember their names. Help me.”
By John Piper on Sep 11, 2017
A prayer for those facing the impact of the recent hurricanes.