By Kenton Anderson on Mar 17, 2018
Preaching appears arrogant to people overwhelmed by the limitations of their perspective. Perspective becomes an asset as the preacher bears witness to God in the flesh.
By Tim Raymond on Dec 28, 2015
By all means, do your best in the preparation and delivery of your messages, but leave the results entirely up to God.
By Peter Mead on Jul 3, 2018
We strive for excellence in preaching, and we should--but there are dangers if we succeed.
By Steven Furtick on May 15, 2012
Steven Furtick: "If you’re never accused of being arrogant, you’re [probably] not being ambitious enough."
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 21, 2016
You’re sitting in his church listening to him preach. He’s not five minutes into the message before you realize Mr. Hotshot is appearing before you in the flesh. His words and mannerisms give him away.
By Marshall Segal on Feb 9, 2017
How do we know when our systems for understanding God have become sick with sin and paradoxically subtle justifications for opposing him?
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Mar 27, 2017
People should not leave the sermon having learned more about the preacher than Christ. When we stand to preach the word, we should prayerfully whisper to ourselves, “You are not the story.”
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 Ron Edmondson on Oct 20, 2017
How do we let go of responsibility when we are wired so heavily towards not doing so? How do we delegate when the church holds us responsible for getting things done? How do we let go when doing so makes us sometimes feel so out of control?