By David Stokes on Aug 19, 2011
The fact is, when current reality begins to let us down, when times turn tough, even tight, this is a moment for us to shift the focus away from this to that, from now to then, from here to there.
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 27, 2015
If a farmer knew which field was going to produce and which would do poorly, he could save himself a lot of time and trouble.
By Lance Witt on Oct 31, 2016
Frustration and anger are pervasive throughout our culture. Underlying the anger and emotion is a deep fear. These are uncertain times and people feel it.
By Ray Hollenbach on Feb 16, 2017
Jesus modeled agreement with the Father by doing God’s will in perilous times.
By Garrett Kell on Mar 11, 2017
Christians are uniquely equipped to thrive in tumultuous times, not because we are great, but because our God is.
By Paul Baloche on Apr 22, 2016
Some of the hardest yet most inspiring times of worship occur during funerals. The raw emotions of sadness and loss are mixed with a sense of hope and eternal perspective.
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 22, 2017
"Any pastor can tell you about it. Even when you do your best to serve God by ministering to His people, some church members are not going to forgive you. You didn’t do it their way, weren’t there when they called, didn’t jump at their bark." So how do you handle these kinds of situations?
By Chris Heuertz on May 11, 2012
Smart phones and cloud computing are not going to solve our problem. We must center our lives on the "one thing."
By James Davis on Jan 5, 2012
James O. Davis reminds preachers that the length of a presentation is not determined by the clock but by the crowd.
By Dave Browning on May 23, 2011
For some Christian leaders, an hour-long service can be viewed as too short, if not restrictive. For the people we are trying to reach, however, an hour may seem long, if not excessive.
By Peter Mead on Jun 27, 2018
It's important to think about what to include in your sermon, but it's probably just as important to carefully decide what to exclude. Learn how (and where) to trim your sermon down with these tips from Peter Mead.
By Sherman Cox on Apr 10, 2012
How long is too long? Let's just say many preachers overestimate their ability to hold an audience.
By Brad Lomenick on Apr 19, 2013
"Do you spend time each week, perhaps each day, intentionally tuning yourself to God?"
By Artie Davis on May 24, 2014
Artie Davis recommends the "4 Ts" we should all keep in mind.
By Bruce Johnson on Jun 6, 2015
The point of an illustration is to provide "a window to the soul." Here is one man's soul-opening method.