By Eric Mckiddie on Jun 24, 2017
How you get your sermon started matters. It can be the difference between someone being on the edge of their seat or slumped in their seat. Here are ten common mistakes that make for a less than optimal introduction to your sermon.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 18, 2017
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 Tim Challies on Jul 21, 2017
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 Hoagland on Aug 2, 2017
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 Brandon Kelley on Aug 24, 2017
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 Peter Walters on Sep 15, 2017
We have a new family in our church with no church background at all. When I prepare to preach I think of them and go the extra mile to make my message as understandable and relatable as possible.
By Josh Reich on Oct 6, 2017
8 questions to ask as you prepare to preach your next sermon.
By Steven Lawson on Oct 31, 2017
"Luther came to realize that salvation was a gift for the guilty, not a reward for the righteous. Man is not saved by his good works but by trusting the finished work of Christ. Thus, justification by faith alone became the central tenet of the Reformation."
By Brandon Kelley on Nov 16, 2017
"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 Joe Hoagland on Aug 4, 2017
People love to tell you that preaching is irrelevant in this day and age. But contrary to this kind of thinking, good preaching does remain important. In fact, preaching remains as important as it has ever been.