By Sermoncentral on Oct 7, 2016
It is GOD’s Kingdom, not ours, that is expanding. We may work hard and dream big, but every single spiritual change we see in the lives of people is completely and entirely a work of God.
By Adam Russell on Nov 3, 2014
Noah built a boat, Boaz was a farmer, Peter was a fisherman, Paul was a tentmaker and Jesus was a carpenter--they all had a common life before they had an extraordinary life.
By David L. Hansen on Nov 17, 2018
Saying "no" can help focus your ministry, your leadership and your preaching.
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 Lance Witt on Apr 10, 2017
Some of the hard work of our sanctification is dealing with some of the broken places in our lives beneath the surface…beneath the waterline.
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 Maurilio Amorim on May 15, 2020
Maurillo Amorim: "I hope we are not creating a culture that encourages people to be authentic about their sins but excuses them from doing the hard work of making things right."
By Tyler Scarlett on May 5, 2018
If you lose your congregation at the beginning, you will have to work twice as hard to get them back by the end. Why not give your message the best possible chance to connect with people at the outset?
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 H.b. Charles, Jr. on Jan 30, 2017
When we work, we work. But when we pray, God works!
By Charles Stone on Apr 21, 2016
The ‘measure up mentality’ can suck the joy out of ministry. By applying a few simple ideas, you can stay positive and encouraged in your ministry even when you feel you don’t measure up in the eyes of others.
By Lance Witt on Nov 27, 2017
"The story of 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team’s pursuit of the gold medal was one of the greatest Cinderella stories in all of sports history. But it was far more than just a great sporting event. It is also a great case study in what makes a great team. And the principles apply to church teams as well."
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 Peter Mead on Aug 27, 2013
Paul wrote and he wrote very strongly, but where was his confidence?
By Sean Hamon on Sep 15, 2014
When we study and prepare in isolation, we limit what we can learn.