By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Jan 30, 2017
When we work, we work. But when we pray, God works!
By Lance Witt on Sep 26, 2019
Who is the most difficult person you have ever had to lead? Did somebody’s face and name just pop into your mind?
By Ben Sternke on Aug 15, 2020
We can too easily normalize fruitlessness in the name of faithfulness. There's a big difference.
By Dr. Susan Michael on Oct 30, 2015
Every time this irrational vitriol seems to be dying out, it reinvents itself with a different look and a different name. But the goal is always the same for anti-semitism: to rid the world of the Jewish people.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2020
Let these great names--and great thoughts--animate tomorrow's sermon.
By Michael Duduit on Feb 13, 2018
Preaching magazine editor Michael Duduit takes on the challenging task of naming the most important preachers from the recent past.
By Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2017
When we talk with first-time guests about church websites, many of them share their surprise that the website fails to include bios or any information other than a name for the church staff.
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 7, 2020
Ron Edmondson: "It seems every day we hear of another big name celebrity, politician, or pastor who has fallen into the temptation of lust and had an affair. I think it is dangerous for any leader to assume this could never happen to him or her."
By Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2017
For Shane Barnard, it came in the hospital room at the passing of his father. When the doctor informed Barnard and his mother that his father was dead, the flood of pain and shock came. As Barnard held his mother to comfort her, he says, as she wailed, she sang softly underneath her breath, the words of Job 1:21, "He gives, he takes, blessed be the name of the Lord."
By Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2017
I suppose, in my little prayer nook in my study, where I have a little prayer bench that I built in 1975, as I’ve bent over that bench thousands of times, the most common prayer has been, “Lead me not into temptation. Deliver me from evil (see Matthew 6:13). Keep me. Keep me. I feel so utterly unable to do the next thing. My kids are at the breakfast table. I have nothing. I’m supposed to model joyful fatherhood, and I’m so depressed I can hardly remember their names. Help me.”
By Charles Stone on Dec 1, 2017
For pastors, Sunday can be the most draining day of the week. Intense people interaction, teaching or preaching, seeing our critics, trying to remember names, and attempting to put our own problems aside to listen to other peoples' problems add up to a stress-filled day. The very day we want to be at our best requires more from us than any other day. As a result, we can easily make one or more of the 5 biggest mistakes pastors make on Sundays. Evaluate this list to find out how many you make.