By David J. Lose on Feb 19, 2023
There's nothing more resistant to purposeful, hopeful action in the present than nostalgia, the longing for a bygone era.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Dec 28, 2018
We often fall into the trap of preaching designed to merely provide tools to become more successful in this present world rather than becoming ambassadors of the coming Kingdom.
By Josh Reich on Jul 15, 2022
Inviting someone to church or sharing your faith about Jesus can be awkward. It is nerve wracking, scary and often times not what many followers of Jesus want to do. Yet, the reality is if you are a follower of Jesus, you are to be a witness of Jesus. (Acts 1:8) That is a key and crucial piece of your new identity in Christ. It is not optional.
By James O. Davis on May 28, 2020
James O. Davis reminds preachers that the length of a presentation is not determined by the clock but by the crowd.
By Chris Surber on Jun 4, 2021
All of God's truth deserves our passionate presentation -- even the parts that appear to be mutually exclusive.
By Calvin Miller on Jul 20, 2018
Calvin Miller explains the balancing act between fresh presentation and outright impropriety.
By Peter Mead on Jul 26, 2021
Sometimes we should take note of the people who are NOT present when we preach.
By Toni Ridgaway on May 4, 2023
Scholars and authors say the church does not often present the topic of heaven anymore, and they wonder why.
By Ron Forseth on Dec 9, 2021
Transforming power in preaching is found only in God himself. How can you tell if the Spirit is present?
By Peter Mead on Dec 4, 2018
The most recent research presents troubling results. How does your church measure up?
By Jeff K. Clarke on Nov 19, 2019
Personal identification and participation with Jesus marks the life of each disciple—past, present and future.
By Lane Sebring on Dec 15, 2019
Even great content needs careful structure and presentation. Here's a three-point checklist that will improve any message.
By Brandon Kelley on Mar 22, 2022
Timothy Keller seems to have the pulse of our present culture in a way that I’ve not encountered before.
By Peter Mead on May 16, 2022
When we preach, we present a perspective. When we preach, we provoke a perspective.
By David J. Lose on Apr 3, 2018
When a sermon includes the following seven central elements, and when the Holy Spirit is present, something happens—the Word comes alive and people come to faith.