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 Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2020
"Contrary to some conventional wisdom, I would argue that in many cases, public preaching needs to happen early on in the life of a new church."
By Sermoncentral on Jun 16, 2021
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 Jun 30, 2020
Avoid these ten critical mistakes that could prevent an effective evangelistic sermon series at your church.
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 Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2021
Genuine friendships are becoming more rare – and thus, of greater perceived value – than any other aspect of modern church life.
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 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 Haddon Robinson on May 28, 2020
Give your sermons new life every week with this timeless advice from Haddon Robinson.
By Rick Long on Jun 11, 2018
Does preaching for life-change always produce a watered down message?
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.
By Patricia Tull on Mar 2, 2020
"Ultimately, for the faithful, all this talk about death in the lectionary offers liberation."
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 Joe Mckeever on Feb 4, 2020
Earlier this year, author and pastor Joe McKeever lost his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Margaret. In this moving article, he reflects on what it means to "adjust" to the new reality--and how faith requires an adjustment, as well.