By SermonCentral on Apr 19, 2022
At the root of many of our sins is an assumption that we are exceptional.
By Peter Mead on Jul 2, 2018
We strive for excellence in preaching, and we should--but there are dangers if we succeed.
By Tim Raymond on Aug 26, 2019
By all means, do your best in the preparation and delivery of your messages, but leave the results entirely up to God.
By Lane Sebring on Sep 13, 2019
Have you found the sweet spot between these two sermon killers?
By Kenton C. Anderson on Mar 16, 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 Steven Furtick on May 14, 2012
Steven Furtick: "If you’re never accused of being arrogant, you’re [probably] not being ambitious enough."
By SermonCentral on Jan 9, 2017
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we feed into it.
By Lance Witt on Jul 24, 2023
God delights to show His favor. He longs to pour out His Spirit. He is a God of lavish grace. But if you want to see God remove His favor and hold back His Spirit and shut off the spigot, just introduce pride.
I have a growing awareness of how much pride has been and is in my life. It’s been a constant companion for more than fifty years. I am well acquainted with the dark side of leadership.
By Marshall Segal on Mar 31, 2022
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 May 2, 2022
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 Joe Mckeever on Aug 17, 2022
To serve people “for Jesus’ sake” means we ask Him how to serve them.
By Lance Witt on Oct 1, 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 19, 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?
By Jon Bloom on Nov 5, 2022
"Few things sap more of our joy, are as emotionally demanding and mentally distracting, as relational conflict. And few things wreak as much havoc and destruction on lives as relational conflict. And so much of it is avoidable."
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 19, 2023
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.