By Shawn Lovejoy on May 8, 2017
Family and work can’t be balanced. The good news is that it’s not supposed to be.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jan 4, 2020
"Repent" is the first word of the good news. Belief comes as we help our listeners rethink a way of life based upon what God has already done.
By Trevin Wax on Mar 26, 2020
Pastors, don’t underestimate the cumulative effect of your preaching. You are not dumping information into brains. You are forming the habits of your people, teaching them how to read and understand and apply the Bible for themselves.
By Lance Witt on Mar 18, 2016
Fresh is always better. Taking a breath of clean, fresh air is way better than inhaling polluted air. Eating fresh bread is way better than choking down a piece of dry, stale bread. And likewise, sermons that are fresh are way better than warmed over messages.
By Dan Reiland on Jun 2, 2017
Leaders who are fully engaged in their mission fight battles. There is no way to avoid battles if you want to make progress consistently. New territory is never easy, and it always comes at a price. Life never grants a free ride, and leaders don’t receive a “get out of jail free” card when it comes to solving serious problems. The good news is that we don’t fight alone.
By Lance Witt on Jan 9, 2017
Many pastors and ministry leaders soar through life at breakneck speed. They give every outward appearance of being on course, cruising on autopilot.
By Sermoncentral on Jul 20, 2013
LifeWay's Thom Rainer took a Twitter poll to see how much time most preachers give to sermon preparation. Where do you fall on the scale?
By Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2016
Genuine friendships are becoming more rare – and thus, of greater perceived value – than any other aspect of modern church life.
By Joe Mckeever on Nov 4, 2019
Those who demand a Scripture verse for everything they do place an intolerable burden on the Christian life never intended by the Heavenly Father.
By Granger Community Church on Oct 8, 2011
This five-minute video from Granger Community Church unpacks the history and the meaning of baptism--connecting our new life in Christ to Israel's passing through the Red Sea.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2018
One of the best ways to follow up with your Easter guests, as well as to encourage your church members, is by preaching about living out the new life we have in Christ.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Feb 27, 2014
Every sermon should ask the people for some sort of response, a response in real life.
By Rick Long on Jun 11, 2018
Does preaching for life-change always produce a watered down message?
By Patricia Tull on Mar 2, 2020
"Ultimately, for the faithful, all this talk about death in the lectionary offers liberation."
By Chris Surber on Sep 27, 2018
Preach with a focus to cultivate life together and nurture incarnate community rather than simple gatherings of people.