By John Piper on Dec 30, 2017
My aim here is to encourage you to make “Christ-exalting” the featured adjective in your prayers. Let me explain what I mean. Then I’ll give you three reasons why I think this would be a great New Year’s resolution.
By Eric Reed on Feb 22, 2018
When natural disasters, terrorist attacks, celebrity deaths, and political intrigue dominate the news, should pastors talk about them? And if so, how?
By Wayne Cordeiro on May 26, 2018
It's no longer “what” I want to teach; it's “how” they best learn.
By Sherman Cox on Jun 29, 2012
If you have trouble finding something to celebrate, look for the Good News first. The celebration will jump out at you.
By Mike Breen on Mar 25, 2013
Does your preaching produce fruit or fruit trees? Mike Breen reveals the important distinction.
By Sherman Cox on Sep 20, 2013
The fact of the matter is that the Kingdom of God is near. It is not good news to those who do not wish to give up all for the kingdom.
By Travis Hearn on Dec 11, 2013
When you're giving good news to someone, how do you give it?
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 Ray Hollenbach on Jun 22, 2015
"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 Sermoncentral on Jul 12, 2014
Here's a five-minute recap of the week's biggest news stories. Make sure you're in-the-know before you step into the pulpit this Sunday.
By Bob Franquiz on Oct 31, 2011
Discover the three mistakes churches make that keep new believers from "sticking."
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 Erik Raymond on Jul 23, 2013
Are you constantly mining the same sources for your sermon illustrations? Here are five suggestions to keep things fresh.
By Brian Mavis on Feb 8, 2019
"I have been a Christian for over 25 years, and God has had to redirect me on multiple things because of what I mistakenly believed early on about being a Christian. And it is better to learn sooner than later."
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 4, 2016
I realized I’m only one person and although everyone wanted some of my time and there were more ideas than we could ever accomplish, I knew I would burnout if I didn’t pace myself. This meant I said no to some things – really many things.