By Chris Surber on Jan 26, 2019
Preaching in the abstract means missing real lives and real people. Here are four ways to connect to real people.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Feb 27, 2014
Every sermon should ask the people for some sort of response, a response in real life.
By Joy Moore on Jun 8, 2012
Even if your illustration comes from a real-life experience, it must also be "real life" for your listener.
By Sermoncentral on May 22, 2017
Ephesians 4:15 tells us to speak the truth in love, not to withhold the truth in love. Real love doesn’t quit or give up; it will offer help and point to Jesus Christ as the only true source of healing and forgiveness.
By Kevin Deyoung on Sep 29, 2016
It’s sexy among young people—my generation—to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church.
By Lance Witt on Sep 18, 2017
"In the last thirty years within the church world, there has been a subtle shifting of the spotlight. Inadvertently, in many places, it has become all about the bride (the church) rather than the groom (Jesus)."
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Sep 6, 2013
Sherman Cox warns, "There's an inclination today to resort to tactics and tricks to manufacture a connection to the congregation that is neither real nor helpful."
By Chris Surber on Aug 25, 2018
Author Chris Surber suggests six avenues to handle the hurt and disappointment so common in pastoral ministry.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 3, 2016
Pastors aren’t fake; the struggle is real.
By Mark A. Howell on Aug 23, 2018
Perhaps you've heard these suggestions before. The real issue is whether they are active in your ministry week to week.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 2, 2013
Os Guinness is willing to face what most people would prefer to ignore, and he encourages us to do the same.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2019
"It's not our job to be popular. Let's represent the real Jesus, the whole Jesus, not just the culturally acceptable one."
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 5, 2019
Joe McKeever gets real with advice learned by the hard experience of many Easters.
By Brandon Kelley on May 13, 2019
Listen in as pastors share real-life examples of sermmon prep.
By Paul Caminiti on Mar 16, 2018
In North America, we have more Bibles than ever, but less and less real engagement. Why?