By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Aug 6, 2019
Preachers struggle with the temptation to make their charge from God a performance before men.
By Patricia Tull on Mar 2, 2020
"Ultimately, for the faithful, all this talk about death in the lectionary offers liberation."
By Sermoncentral on Dec 19, 2020
John Piper helps connect the pain of the holidays--felt by so many--to the preacher's task.
By Chris Surber on Aug 16, 2018
Can you bring the goods when life and death are at stake?
By Eugene Cho on Mar 21, 2018
Is pastoral ministry a dangerous profession? Eugene Cho shares the facts.
By Sam Allberry on Jun 19, 2017
Too many of us view the resurrection of Jesus as little more than a nice, happy conclusion to the gospel story. But the Easter story isn’t just “what happens next” to Jesus after his death. It doesn’t just wrap up the story; it fulfills it. In fact, there really is no story without it.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 18, 2020
"The 'kerygma' is the essential proclamation of the life, death, resurrection, ascension, and rule of Jesus Christ, as well as a call to conversion and repentance."
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 14, 2020
Sooner or later, every minister faces this kind of fearsome opportunity. (Wonderful nightmare? Scary blessing?)
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 18, 2019
Stay on track. You have the greatest message on the planet; try not to weaken it with trivialities.
By Josh Reich on Sep 5, 2019
Hell is in the Bible. Death, the afterlife, heaven, hell, are all questions our culture wrestles with. People wonder about it.
By John Piper on Jan 26, 2018
Check out John Piper's answer to a perplexing question from 1 John.
By John Pond on Jun 26, 2021
What we say is powerful in such a vulnerable situation, and we should tread carefully.
By Sermoncentral on Jul 8, 2020
Millions of unborn babies are being led to their deaths. But most churches are just singing louder.
By Eric Reed on Feb 22, 2018
When natural disasters, terrorist attacks, celebrity deaths, and political intrigue dominate the news, should pastors talk about them? And if so, how?
By Josh Reich on Mar 19, 2016
The goal of every sermon is to get to the resurrection. Each and every week we do the same thing: “We are broken and can’t fix ourselves. Our only hope is found in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.”