By Sermoncentral on Jul 3, 2017
“Is this depression? I have almost no motivation for anything. I have been praying and I will keep praying for God to be my strength but how do you fight when you don’t feel like fighting?"
By Randy Alcorn on Aug 29, 2017
It’s true that we can’t make ourselves happy in God any more than a seed can make itself grow. But we’re not just seeds. We’re greenhouse farmers who can make sure the seed is planted, watered, and fertilized.
By David Mathis on Dec 23, 2017
You were made for the Great Joy of Christmas.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2018
Regardless of your church's climate, one thing remains true: The preacher's task is to preach with joy, whether the conditions are desirable or undesirable.
By Charles Stone on Sep 13, 2017
Discouragement comes with the territory for ministry leaders. Unmet goals, putting out fires, staff issues, displeasing people, and general tiredness all contribute to discouragement. When it weighs us down, how can we dig out? The life of the prophet Elijah gives us hope.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 9, 2016
I’ve been thinking this week about the place of joy in our lives. Mixed with hope, it’s an essential element for the perseverance of Christian leaders.
By Marshall Segal on Apr 13, 2017
For most of us, the single greatest threat to our faith in God and his promises has been the miles we have walked in the desert.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 24, 2018
Follow the example of these leaders. You'll find joy in the midst of the hard work and long hours of pastoral ministry.
By Jon Bloom on Nov 21, 2017
"There is only one way. And Jesus both is the way (John 14:6) and shows the way."
By Randy Alcorn on Dec 7, 2017
"If a young man without modern medicine and dying of an excruciating disease could make choices that brought him happiness in Christ, surely we can too."
By Joy Moore on Jun 8, 2012
Even if your illustration comes from a real-life experience, it must also be "real life" for your listener.
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 9, 2014
This Q & A answers, "Why are all preachers nuts?" and other things people want to know.
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 Charles Stone on Feb 25, 2016
When we discover, develop, and deploy our strengths and gifts, we maximize our Kingdom impact and experience the greatest joy.
By Eric Mckiddie on Sep 9, 2019
The celebration and joy of preaching God’s word will return to you when you remember the blessings that God has in store.