By Peter Mead on Mar 28, 2019
If listeners aren't satisfied, it could be a good sign, or it could be a bad sign. In the same way, happy listeners may mean something is wrong.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2019
The way we have traditionally approached character-based sermons has a tremendous flaw.
By Peter Mead on May 7, 2018
The challenge with criticism is to sort it through and preach for our audience of One, yet with a loving sensitivity to the many who sit and listen.
By Lance Witt on Oct 24, 2016
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage.
By Sermoncentral on May 13, 2014
"It's tempting to open your Bible and search for something--anything!--to inspire your next sermon. Please resist that temptation."
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 20, 2019
The preacher told the church, “My job is to preach and your job is to listen. If you get through before I do, please be patient and I’ll try to do the best I can.”
By Stephen Gregory on Mar 7, 2018
What is a good sermon? How can I preach with confidence a message I have not had time to polish? Who am I seeking to please, anyway? Stephen Gregory seeks answers to these questions.
By Leslie Holmes on Aug 11, 2018
Veteran preacher Leslie Holmes suggests seven bold and certain steps to help give you the confidence to preach with power.
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 5, 2017
There is one truth about leadership every leader must understand, but is difficult to receive by some leaders. The probability is good you won’t like this truth either.
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 29, 2016
Show me a Christian who can please God better alone than with other believers and I’ll show you a one-of-a-kind, something never before seen on planet Earth. The Lord thought you and I would be needing each other, so placed us in a church fellowship when He saved us.
By Lance Witt on Oct 2, 2017
"When it comes to our preaching, we live in the constant tension between pastor and prophet. On one hand, as pastors we want to encourage and care for the sheep. So, in our preaching we want to be uplifting and hopeful. On the other hand, as prophets we must sometimes say the hard things that the sheep don’t want to hear."
By Lance Witt on Feb 9, 2021
I confess to you that I am a hurrier. I wish I had a dollar for every time my kids have heard me say in an agitated tone “Hurry up!” Sometimes I walk in a hurry and leave my wife behind. When I have to wait in line, or a flight gets delayed, or there is dead time in a worship service, or someone is telling a long story, I find myself internally saying, “Could you please hurry up?”
By Lance Witt on Oct 30, 2017
What are you trusting God for? What are attempting for God’s glory that requires faith? Sadly, the more years people serve in ministry, the less risk-taking faith they demonstrate. We can begin to rely on our experience, our skills, and our planning to win the day. Yet, without faith it is impossible to please God.