By Sermoncentral on Jun 8, 2021
Brandon Cox shares six avenues to extend your work after you've shared it from the pulpit.
By Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2021
When scholars talk about how a book qualified to be called Scripture, they list five characteristics called "the laws of canonicity."
By Sermoncentral on May 29, 2021
From preaching topics to outreach programs, how many great ideas have fallen into these potholes?
By Sermoncentral on May 27, 2021
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who have given their lives in military service for our nation. How can your church continue to worship God, preach the Gospel, and honor fallen heroes?
By Sermoncentral on May 10, 2021
So, what if we could look into the future ten years from now, and see the characteristics of the healthiest churches in America? Would you be willing to make changes now? Take a look.
By Sermoncentral on May 8, 2021
Insight, warmth--and humor--to use when you preach for this special occasion.
By Sermoncentral on May 5, 2021
Mother's Day is the 3rd-highest church attendance day of the year, after Christmas and Easter. This is a great opportunity to reach both new visitors and current members with the Gospel.
By Sermoncentral on May 3, 2021
Discover THE BEST Mother's Day sermon illustrations for preaching on this special day.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 30, 2021
Big churches find it much easier to incorporate new people because the bigger the crowd, the smaller the impact each person has.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 24, 2021
Take a careful inventory, and you will find that most weeks this is the single most important hour of the week — and yet we are so prone to squander such a rich opportunity, sometimes even neglect it.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 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 Sermoncentral on Apr 20, 2021
The church has often, intentionally or not, been branded as a community of people who are angry and therefore are against everything not church-y. This is especially true when we so vocally voice our protests and gang up to boycott every business that doesn’t look conservative-Christian-friendly enough.
I’ve listened to too much lately. From all sides. Some opinions I agree with and others I don’t, but what I’ve concluded is ultimately this: If I’m going to be known or listened to, I want it to be because of what I’m FOR, not what I’m against.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2021
Where are all the great small churches?
Would you know one if you saw one?
They exist. There’s no doubt about that. There are great small churches in every country, serving every ethnic group and in virtually every language. They worship in every imaginable liturgical style and they meet in every type of building – including no building at all.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2021
As I prepared to share this with friends, I had to ask myself, “Why should a pastor attend a conference like this?”
I came up with four reasons why pastors should attend conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2021
It’s not about church growth. Or working harder. It’s about doing smarter ministry with our church’s current resources.