By Lane Sebring on Nov 17, 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 20, 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 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 Lance Witt on Dec 31, 2020
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 Dr. Frank D. Macchia on Aug 12, 2021
Practical advice whether you're a novice or an experienced hand. Check this list.
By Jeff Medders on Aug 19, 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 Ben Mandrell on Sep 15, 2021
How one pastor did something more than wring his hands over the situation, and what he did about it.
By SermonCentral on Feb 10, 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 Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 10, 2023
If you were to focus on just a handful of key principles to master in leadership, which would you focus on?
By SermonCentral on Jun 6, 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 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.
By Lance Witt on Jun 29, 2023
I know that on Sundays we walk into our churches, we smile, we shake hands, and we make nice. We pastor people and we preach from God’s Word. We are very respectable.
But I know myself and I’ve worked with pastors way too long to believe that life is that neat and tidy.
By Dean Hawk on Aug 2, 2023
I’m curious. When and where did ministers first begin asking people to bow their heads, close their eyes, and secretly raise their hand in a church service if they wanted to accept Jesus? Why do we feel like we need to sneak people into heaven?
By Joe Hamilton on Aug 18, 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.”
By Randy Alcorn on Nov 21, 2022
I’m reminded of what the Huguenots said of the Bible and its critics: “Hammer away ye hostile hands; your hammers break, God’s Anvil stands.”