By Sherman Cox on Jun 5, 2018
It might be true. It might even be helpful. But is it preaching?
By Lance Witt on Jan 22, 2016
Every pastor knows what it is to preach a sermon when your heart isn't in it and your life isn't living it. Here are three ways to stay motivated and preaching from a healthy heart.
By Ray Hollenbach on Nov 21, 2015
Thanksgiving sermons can sometimes sound like such a scolding, but guilt is a terrible motivation for giving thanks.
By Ken Collins on Oct 10, 2014
Veteran preacher Ken Collins shares the heart of his calling. How do you see yours?
By Peter Mead on Jan 9, 2015
"We should be concerned when there is a lack of motivation for God's Word--both in our own lives and in those we care about."
By Charles Stone on Feb 10, 2017
Take a few moments and ask yourself these questions to see what God reveals about your heart and motives.
By Tim Wilkins on Aug 9, 2014
Tim Wilkins offers five must-know tips for dealing with the hot-button issue of homosexuality from the pulpit.
By Ken Collins on May 18, 2012
Have you ever taken the time to define the "why" of your weekly task? Here's one list from a veteran pastor.
By J. John on Nov 23, 2011
"In giving thanks to God, there should be no motive other than pure gratitude."
By Nancy Duarte on Aug 10, 2012
Are you willing to improve your preaching by learning from the latest research? If so, this TED Talk is for you.
By Casey Graham on Sep 21, 2011
As you preach on the subject of money, you've got to engage people who are motivated by different reasons. Here's a list of the top five reasons people give.
By Charles Stone on Aug 7, 2017
Several months ago I began something with our staff that has been a huge hit. It’s simple. Any staff can do it, whether in a church or a business application. And it boosts staff morale and excitement when we do it. I encourage you to try it with your staff. It’s called a “Blue Sky Thinking” morning.
By Lance Witt on Jan 22, 2018
This week work at paying attention to your soul. Listen to your emotions. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what is going on beneath the surface of all your “doing”.
By Lance Witt on Jan 15, 2018
Ambition is a blessing and a curse. When it is God-directed and Spirit-managed, it can bear tremendous fruit. But when it is hijacked by self and ego, it can leave a wake of destruction in its path.
By Lance Witt on Jan 29, 2018
Some of the qualities that people will applaud in your life are the very things that will wreck your soul.