By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Sep 17, 2018
Sermon illustrations should be like letting sunlight into a window, not like putting a spotlight on a stage.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Sep 7, 2018
Every athlete wants to start strong; why should your work be any different?
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Mar 27, 2017
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 Jan 30, 2017
When we work, we work. But when we pray, God works!
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Dec 21, 2016
We assume our congregations know the biblical story and doctrinal meaning of Christmas. So we avoid major texts and look for something new or novel to say about the old, old story.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Nov 18, 2016
Even skilled, prepared, and experienced preachers get nervous at preaching time. If they do not, they should.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Jul 19, 2016
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 May 19, 2016
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 Feb 10, 2016
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 Jan 28, 2016
You need your own system for sermon prep. But whatever system you choose should include these three elements.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Jan 14, 2016
H.B. Charles remembers the night 20 years ago that changed his preaching forever.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Dec 8, 2015
The cardinal rule: As a guest preacher, don’t make a mess for the pastor to clean up when you leave.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Nov 13, 2015
Preachers struggle with the temptation to make their charge from God a performance before men.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Oct 29, 2015
A key way to guard from selling-out the truth during in the pulpit is to preach the tone of the text,