By Peter Mead on Sep 30, 2017
It is important to discern when an exhortation needs to be given, and when the listener is already aware of their need for growth and working hard by faith to become more like Christ.
By Brandon Kelley on Nov 16, 2017
"Sermon prep and sermon writing can be hard. Often times, it can even be painful. Anything seems better to be doing when we get stuck in a sermon prep and writing rut. But we all know that the work is worth it. The pain is worth it. The plodding is worth it."
By Lance Witt on Oct 2, 2017
"When it comes to our preaching, we live in the constant tension between pastor and prophet. On one hand, as pastors we want to encourage and care for the sheep. So, in our preaching we want to be uplifting and hopeful. On the other hand, as prophets we must sometimes say the hard things that the sheep don’t want to hear."
By Lance Witt on Sep 25, 2017
“Everything worthwhile is uphill. Everything that is valuable, you have to work for. No one ever coasted their way to success. Most people have uphill hopes but have downhill habits.”
By David Mathis on Oct 10, 2017
What does the Bible teach about the role and qualifications of elders?
By Don Ballard on Apr 30, 2018
How can pastors apply Stephen Covey's principle, 'Begin With the End in Mind', to the area of preaching and teaching the Bible?
By Bob Hamp on Jul 25, 2020
When Jesus wanted to teach his disciples something important, he took them on the road, not into the classroom.
By Matt Perman on Jun 18, 2021
Matt Perman from Desiring God sets the record straight on what flies and what doesn't in the area of studying other's sermons.
By Andrew Farley on Sep 8, 2012
Not many people claim they can live up to Jesus' teaching. So why did he preach the things he preached?
By Eric Geiger on Jul 30, 2021
For a pastor who longs to faithfully feed people the Word of God, there are few statements that sting as deeply.
By Cameron Cole on Dec 9, 2017
"Preparing kids to face the real world on their own is scary and daunting. There are only so many things we can do and there are no guarantees. Within the realm of things, we can control resides the teaching of God’s word."
By Brandon Kelley on Aug 24, 2017
If you haven’t grasped this yet, your sermon introduction is vitally important. But what does it look like to knock the introduction out of the park? What are some things to avoid? What are some things to ensure are a part of it? Let’s dive into the 10 commandments of an effective sermon introduction!
By Rev. Burk Parsons on Jan 13, 2018
If we are to redirect the current paths of young people, we must begin in the church by taking up the charge to come alongside younger men and women, and teach them the old, ancient values of God's Word.
By J.d. Greear on May 2, 2018
"I believe most contemporary teaching on Old Testament stories is hopelessly moralistic, giving us merely examples to emulate rather than a Savior to adore and hope in."
By Josh Reich on Oct 6, 2017
8 questions to ask as you prepare to preach your next sermon.