By Sherman Haywood Cox on Nov 27, 2020
Exegesis is always the foundation for a sermon, but does your preaching reach your listeners' feelings?
By Joe Thorn on Jul 11, 2017
One danger is emotionalism, in which we allow our feelings to interpret our circumstances and form our thoughts about God. This is putting feelings before faith. The other danger is a kind of stoicism, where faith is rooted in theology but void of affection. This tendency removes feelings from faith altogether. While it is true that our emotions should not lead our theology, it is vital to our faith that theology lead to a deep experience of our triune God.
By Peter Mead on Jun 27, 2020
How many gospel preachers really preach the radical message of God's grace, and how many feel the need to qualify it?
By Chris Surber on Feb 26, 2019
God feels far away. Everybody at home is mad at you. Even the dog won’t talk to you. What do you do when you need to do sermon prep but you just aren’t feeling it?
By Josh Reich on Jun 6, 2016
At some point as a leader, you will feel hopeless. As a pastor it will more than likely happen after the weekend. It is hard to keep hope alive all the time as a leader.
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 Sherman Haywood Cox on Jan 3, 2015
"Just like Habakkuk wrote on and just like Andre sang on, I would encourage you to PREACH ON."
By Brandon Cox on Mar 18, 2017
Sometimes, I feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others.
By Lance Witt on Jun 13, 2016
Culture is one of things that is hard to define but easy to feel. You certainly feel it when you visit a foreign country and you bump up against different customs and ways of doing things, but you also feel it when you enter a business or a church. There is a certain style or personality of an organization that is an expression of culture. I sometimes think of culture as the organization’s “way” of doing what they do. There is a Ritz Carlton “way” of doing customer service. There is a Starbucks “way” of doing business. There is a Crossroads Church “way” of doing ministry.
By Lance Witt on Oct 9, 2017
"There is nothing worse than trying to inspire people to be passionate about God when you have little or no passion yourself. There is nothing more empty feeling than trying to connect people to God when you feel disconnected from God."
By Joe Mckeever on Oct 6, 2016
To expect to carry the message without feeling the weight is asking a little much.
By Rev J.r. Vassar on Jan 24, 2017
From small mistakes to colossal meltdowns, we are all too familiar with the pain and shame of failure.
By John Macarthur on Oct 3, 2019
John MacArthur feels the same tensions we do--and still preaches with authority.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2017
Discouragement is not as powerful as it feels. We can defeat it if we confront it.
By Peter Mead on Feb 28, 2019
Time ticks by and Sunday's deadline keeps approaching. What should you do if you feel stuck?