By Sherman Haywood Cox on Mar 5, 2019
We want to give people hope, but why should we shield them from the pain of living?
By Rick Warren on Mar 12, 2018
I'll say it over and over: The purpose of preaching is obedience. That is why you should always preach for response, aiming for people to act on what is said.
By Randy Alcorn on Jan 10, 2018
The pain was great, but God’s grace rose to the occasion. Despite his heartbreak, Spafford could say without pretense, “It is well with my soul.”
By Matt Wade on Oct 17, 2016
The cold winter of depression or anxiety isn't forever, because seasons do change. No, not because our pain disappears, but because we have been here before and we made it out.
By Chris Surber on Feb 16, 2019
The Gospel is for everybody everywhere. Is your sermon?
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 Sermoncentral on Dec 18, 2020
Peddlers are driven by greed for money and fear of pain. But let us preach Christ as the all-satisfying treasure and God-satisfying obedience.
By Brandon Cox on Nov 7, 2017
Mourning with those affected by the devastating events that took place last Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Oct 21, 2019
It's alright to allow your own pains and hurts to show. If Jesus could, then we can.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 19, 2020
John Piper helps connect the pain of the holidays--felt by so many--to the preacher's task.
By Josh Reich on Mar 15, 2017
If there is one thing pastors know well, it is the pain that can stem from a poorly run elder team.
By Rev J.r. Vassar on Jan 24, 2017
From small mistakes to colossal meltdowns, we are all too familiar with the pain and shame of failure.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2016
Jesus knows you. He knows your pain and your problems and your potential.
By Gavin Ortlund on Mar 22, 2017
Leadership is hard. I rank it up there with pain, parenting, and preaching as one of those things in life that we never fully master, but only hope to keep learning over a lifetime.
By Jeff K. Clarke on Oct 12, 2017
“The essence of forgiveness is absorbing pain instead of giving it.” – Timothy Keller