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 3, 2018
We strive for excellence in preaching, and we should--but there are dangers if we succeed.
By Tim Raymond on Aug 27, 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 14, 2019
Have you found the sweet spot between these two sermon killers?
By Sermoncentral on Jan 10, 2017
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we feed into it.
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 Kenton C. 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 Marshall Segal on Apr 1, 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 3, 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 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?
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."