By Joe Hoagland on Jul 24, 2022
The Bible is wholly relevant to the modern person’s life sometimes it just takes some work for us to figure that out. The idea of making a “timeless truth” central to your sermon is important in communicating God’s Word in a postmodern age.
By Josh Reich on Oct 16, 2022
8 questions to ask as you prepare to preach your next sermon.
By Eric Geiger on Jul 29, 2021
For a pastor who longs to faithfully feed people the Word of God, there are few statements that sting as deeply.
By Tim Challies on Jul 18, 2022
According to a new study by Gallup, the hottest thing at church today is not the worship and not the pastor. So what is it?
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 17, 2022
When a pastor stands to preach, he never knows who is listening to him. And if his sermon is recorded or broadcast, he has no clue who will be hearing his words. He will do well to make sure he knows what he’s talking about.
By Cameron Cole on Nov 14, 2022
"Preparing kids to face the real world on their own is scary and daunting. There are only so many things we can do and there are no guarantees. Within the realm of things, we can control resides the teaching of God’s word."
By Brandon Kelley on Aug 25, 2022
If you haven’t grasped this yet, your sermon introduction is vitally important. But what does it look like to knock the introduction out of the park? What are some things to avoid? What are some things to ensure are a part of it? Let’s dive into the 10 commandments of an effective sermon introduction!
By John Piper on Sep 17, 2018
"No other pastoral duty should be treated as solemnly and forcefully as this one simple exhortation from the Apostle Paul: Preach the Word."
By Rich Villodas on Jul 29, 2022
I think I’m starting to learn to preach not as a preacher but to preach as a pastor. There’s a world of difference between the two.
By Peter Mead on Nov 22, 2018
"The ministry of the word is stewarding and heralding God's word in such a way that people encounter God through his word."
By Rev. Burk Parsons on Nov 26, 2022
If we are to redirect the current paths of young people, we must begin in the church by taking up the charge to come alongside younger men and women, and teach them the old, ancient values of God's Word.
By Ed Stetzer on Aug 12, 2021
LifeWay Research discovered four common factors in good preaching. Are they part of yours?
By Brandon Kelley on Oct 30, 2022
"Sermon prep and sermon writing can be hard. Often times, it can even be painful. Anything seems better to be doing when we get stuck in a sermon prep and writing rut. But we all know that the work is worth it. The pain is worth it. The plodding is worth it."
By Dean Shriver on Apr 12, 2018
The call to preach requires more of us than verbal proclamation of truth. We must not only speak God’s Word so it can be heard; we must live God’s Word so it can be seen.
By Ray Ortlund on Aug 2, 2022
Hard words are not harmful words—when they come from Jesus. The real Jesus loves us enough to accept us freely and confront us honestly.