By H.b. Charles, Jr. on May 3, 2022
People should not leave the sermon having learned more about the preacher than Christ. When we stand to preach the word, we should prayerfully whisper to ourselves, “You are not the story.”
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Mar 25, 2022
When we work, we work. But when we pray, God works!
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Feb 19, 2022
Even skilled, prepared, and experienced preachers get nervous at preaching time. If they do not, they should.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Nov 18, 2021
It seemed like a good idea when he thought of it, but the reality in the pulpit was something very different!
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Nov 11, 2021
The fact that God knows our story--individually and corporately, from beginning to end--means we need not specialize in "Saturday night specials."
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Sep 21, 2021
Good preaching is a partnership between pastor and congregation, pulpit and pew, the one who preaches and the one who listens.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Apr 22, 2021
To be honest, I have had to shoo flies in the pulpit many times. If you are a preacher, so have you. No, not literal flies (I hope). But preachers regularly have to push through various distractions.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Feb 24, 2021
Brief. Gospel-centered. Be sensitive to family. There are other important factors to consider when preaching funerals. But these three pieces of advice are a good place to start.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Dec 8, 2020
Simply put: "Milk a lot of cows. But churn your own butter."
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Nov 18, 2020
If you're asked to guest-speak, you need these 10 real-life rules.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Nov 6, 2020
Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr. shares a personal story about a powerful preaching insight he received from his father.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Dec 23, 2019
H.B. Charles: "Can you preach and pray at the same time? You better!" Here's what he asks for while he's preaching.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Sep 25, 2019
You need your own system for sermon prep. But whatever system you choose should include these three elements.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Sep 11, 2019
H.B. Charles remembers the night 20 years ago that changed his preaching forever.