By Lance Witt on Nov 6, 2017
Does gratitude flavor your life? Are the words that flow from your lips and the thoughts that race through your mind marked by gratitude?
By Lance Witt on Feb 2, 2021
Imagine a day in your future. You are now seventy or seventy-five, and the pace of life has slowed. You get up early in the morning and sit in your favorite chair with a cup of coffee. The house is still and silent. No one is there but you and God and your thoughts.
By Ron Edmondson on Dec 13, 2017
"I have had many mentors who have invested deeply in my life. I am who I am partly because of the intentionality of others pouring into my life. They have made me a better leader, better husband, father, friend, and person."
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 Rick Long on Jun 11, 2018
Does preaching for life-change always produce a watered down message?
By Charles Stone on Dec 27, 2017
"Discouragement is a universal experience for ministry leaders and the word actually self-defines itself…dis-courage meaning no courage. Some of the Bible’s greatest characters faced it: Moses, David, Paul, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the apostles. Nehemiah, the great Old Testament leader faced it when he led the Jews to rebuild the wall. Yet, his response offers us hope when we face it."
By Patricia Tull on Mar 2, 2020
"Ultimately, for the faithful, all this talk about death in the lectionary offers liberation."
By Chris Surber on Sep 27, 2018
Preach with a focus to cultivate life together and nurture incarnate community rather than simple gatherings of people.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Dec 26, 2017
Here’s the sad truth: when your calendar is out of control, so are you. And so is your life.
By Lance Witt on Feb 20, 2017
No matter what has happened in the past or what your ministry situation is today, you can have a rich, meaningful life.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 21, 2018
The Christian life, from the beginning to end, is a life of extraordinary grace. Saying "thank you" just makes sense.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2019
It's not just academic; it's essential for life-giving sermons.
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 Sep 9, 2013
As preachers, it's our starting point, our text. Perhaps sometimes we should share the big picture of "why."
By Shawn Lovejoy on May 8, 2017
Family and work can’t be balanced. The good news is that it’s not supposed to be.