By Peter Mead on Jun 27, 2019
Ideas change lives. People give themselves to ideas. And Christianity is a content-based faith
By Francis Chan on Oct 14, 2023
Francis Chan shares a powerful sermon illustration about living for God in the short time we have on this earth. Use this illustration in an upcoming message about the importance of living with an eternal focus.
By Randy Alcorn on Dec 8, 2022
The God of providence weaves millions of details into our lives and into all the lives around us. Maybe He doesn’t have one big reason for bringing a certain person or success or failure or disease or accident into our lives; in fact, He may have hundreds of little reasons. In order to understand God’s explanations, we would have to be God.
By Randy Alcorn on Dec 2, 2022
"In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, sometimes it feels, even unheard?"
By SermonCentral on Jul 15, 2020
D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, and John Piper discuss the importance of preaching in a way that connects to listeners, draws them into the Word, and brings them back to the present day to live out what they've learned.
By Kevin Deyoung on Jan 23, 2022
It’s sexy among young people—my generation—to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church.
By Warren Wiersbe on Apr 21, 2020
Why is it that so many preachers do not enjoy preaching? Why do some busy themselves in minor matters when they should be studying and meditating? Why do others creep out of the pulpit after delivering their sermon, overwhelmed with a sense of failure and guilt?
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 22, 2021
It’s so easy for a preacher to exhibit fear and not faith when standing before the church and calling the congregation to faithfulness and righteousness.
By Lance Witt on Oct 22, 2022
What are you trusting God for? What are attempting for God’s glory that requires faith? Sadly, the more years people serve in ministry, the less risk-taking faith they demonstrate. We can begin to rely on our experience, our skills, and our planning to win the day. Yet, without faith it is impossible to please God.
By Charles Stone on Feb 22, 2021
Hebrews 11, one of the greatest chapters in all the Bible, offers leaders profound insight about faith that we must believe and embody to effectively lead. Every leader must lead with great faith. Those who have gone before us model what it means to lead with such faith.
By Melissa Kruger on Nov 28, 2018
It may be a sensitive area, but faithful preaching of all areas of Scripture produces faithful followers in all areas of life.
By Ben Mandrell on Jul 23, 2018
God has called preachers to be faithful rather than successful. How can we be sure we are staying true to the call?
By R. C. Sproul on Nov 29, 2022
One comment that Christian pastors sometimes hear from people they are counseling is that it would be easier for them to have a strong faith if they could see God doing the same kinds of miracles today as are recorded in the Bible.
By Carey Nieuwhof on May 8, 2023
Can you craft a message series for unchurched people and still be faithful to scripture?
By SermonCentral on Sep 25, 2022
Does the size of a church always speak of its faithfulness?