By Peter Mead on Oct 4, 2019
"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 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 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 Lance Witt on Sep 19, 2019
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 Sherman Haywood Cox on Jun 5, 2018
It might be true. It might even be helpful. But is it preaching?
By Ken Collins on Oct 10, 2014
Veteran preacher Ken Collins shares the heart of his calling. How do you see yours?
By Casey Graham on Feb 6, 2020
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 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 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 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.
By Steven Furtick on Jun 8, 2011
If you want your church or organization to reach its full potential, you have to get the people with back-row complacency to have front-row enthusiasm and motivation.
By Ron Edmondson on Nov 10, 2017
"I try to never appoint or release a team to do work until we make sure a leader is chosen. They can choose their own leader, we can appoint one for them, or they may even have co-leadership, but there needs to be someone who has the assigned task of steering, motivating and leading the team to accomplish it’s mission."
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 Christina Fox on May 29, 2017
A certain amount of self-evaluation can be good. We should have insight into ourselves, our motives, our choices, and our actions. But sometimes we can go too far. When self-evaluation ends with ourselves instead of pointing us beyond ourselves, there’s a problem.
By Lance Witt on May 30, 2016
If you read last week’s article you know that we talked about holiness not just being a legalistic set of rules. True holiness always starts with relationship. And the highest motive for keeping ourselves pure is our love for God, not the fear of consequences.