By Lane Sebring on Nov 18, 2019
She took my hand, which was freezing cold, leaned over and whispered, "Are you nervous? Your hand is freezing." I nodded, "Yep."
By Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2021
Contrary to most of the indicators today, the Bible says the laity (saints) are to do the work of ministry. Most of the ministry should not be in the hands of pastors, but in the hands of the church members.
Unfortunately, we often reverse the biblical truth. We expect ministry to be done by the pastors and staff. Here are eight indicators of that reality.
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."
By Rick Blackwood on Jun 2, 2020
Rick Blackwood helps preachers communicate God's Word in a form that is engaging, crystal clear, unforgettable, and more fun for the speaker.
By Dr. Frank D. Macchia on Aug 12, 2021
Practical advice whether you're a novice or an experienced hand. Check this list.
By Lance Witt on Jan 1, 2021
2021 is a clean canvas that God puts in our hands and with His help we can paint a beautiful picture this coming year.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2020
It’s easy to get lost chasing the newest, coolest, biggest thing. Or on the other hand hanging on to old, stale methods.
By Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2022
Not until we take God seriously will we ever take sin seriously. But if we acknowledge the righteous character of God, then we, like the saints of old, will cover our mouths with our hands and repent in dust and ashes before Him.
By Ben Mandrell on Sep 16, 2021
How one pastor did something more than wring his hands over the situation, and what he did about it.
By Ray Ortlund on Aug 3, 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.
By Jeff Medders on Aug 20, 2020
"I used to always enter the pulpit with outline in hand; but no longer. I now preach from a full manuscript — 2,500 words or so."
By John Gilman Ii on Jun 21, 2016
It’s tempting to waive the white flag, to throw your hands up in surrender, to the summer slump. Many churches simply resign their efforts and re-appropriate them in the fall. First on the chopping block of suspended ministries are groups.
By Joe Hamilton on Aug 19, 2022
We are eager to see young men exert energy because we all know what happens when you put testosterone together with capacity to work for the kingdom. And we also know what happens when you mix the same testosterone and capacity with idleness. The ancient saying proves true: “the devil finds work for idle hands.”