By Lance Witt on Oct 17, 2016
“What does true “unity” look like practically? If Jesus’ prayer was answered, what would be the evidence?”
By Ken Collins on Oct 29, 2018
Here are four reasons veteran preacher Ken Collins preaches. How many purposes do you have?
By Rick Warren on Jan 19, 2013
Rick Warren explains what he calls "Purpose Driven Preaching."
By Joseph Mattera on Dec 5, 2013
Preaching is vital to God's purposes--that's why we must get it right.
By Peter Mead on Jan 8, 2018
"God’s plan to reach people with the gospel is not primarily evangelists or apologists, although both are vitally important. God’s plan to reach people with the gospel is the church."
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 3, 2020
Non-growing churches are not healthy, at least in some significant ways. Joe McKeever gives his input to help revive a church that seems to have "plateaued."
By Sermoncentral on Sep 1, 2017
The great tragedy of the universe is that while human beings were made to glorify God because of who they are and what they see, we have all fallen short of this purpose.
By David Padfield on Sep 13, 2019
People today have very little respect for preaching—maybe it's because they don't know the purpose of preaching.
By Jared Wilson on Jan 16, 2021
Every Christian must be a theologian. This is something I tell my church often. The looks I get from some surprised souls are the evidence that I have not yet adequately communicated that the purposeful theological study of God by lay people is important.
By Dr. Nijay Gupta on Apr 8, 2021
The “missional theology” movement has injected energy and life into the church. Who isn’t inspired when reading Emil Brunner’s famous words, “The church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning”? Missional theology has motivated many Christians and churches to seek out their purpose in God of bearing and embodying the good news of Jesus Christ.
By Kathleen And Kevin-Neil Ward on Apr 9, 2021
Today, something unexpected is happening. There is a small but distinct movement of young people abandoning the smoke machines, multi-purpose buildings and celebrity pastors of recent church models, and heading back towards traditional worship services, where sacraments are central, buildings are beautiful, and the liturgy has a historic rootedness about it.
By Sermoncentral on May 15, 2014
John Piper reminds us that preaching has purposes far beyond merely interesting information.
By Jefferson Bethke on Feb 25, 2012
This creative spoken-word poetry provides a powerful statement about God's purpose for marriage--to make us holy.
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 Sherman Haywood Cox on Dec 11, 2014
Help your listeners connect with your preaching points--and their purpose!