A Prayer for Preachers
O God, our Father;
you love all your children.
Those at home and those away from home.
As I proclaim the gospel,
may your voice be heard, calling.
May Christ our Lord be praised.
Good news; hope for the hopeless
Good news; love for the broken
Good news; forgiveness at the
Contributed by Rick Palmer on Oct 15, 2018
While fishing in the dark in a very deep canyon can present very obvious problems it can produce some unexpected experiences as well.
It was a warm summer night about 2:00 AM, dark would be an understatement as the moon was nonexistent at least in the bottom of our canyon. Trout was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 2, 2012
IF CRUMBS OF JOY NOW, WHAT NEXT?
A widely respected man known as "Uncle Johnson" died in Michigan at the incredible age of 120. Perhaps his advanced years could be credited in part to the cheerful outlook that characterized his life.
One day while at work in his garden, he was singing songs
Contributed by David Parks on Jun 1, 2012
METHOD IS NOT WHAT MATTERS MOST
"Among the many myths of modernity, none has been more devastating to the church than the belief that method is what matters most in ministry. And nowhere has this myth been more pernicious than in preaching. Steeped in homiletical method, preaching is now more
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
BURIED TREASURE FOR ISAAC
One night, a poor Jewish man named Isaac from Krakel, Poland, in a vivid dream, saw a buried treasure hidden under a particular bridge in the distant city of Prague. For the next two weeks, he dreamed of the particular city, the same bridge, and the buried treasure. The
Contributed by Steven Chapman on Feb 8, 2001
In Streams of Living Water, Richard Foster told of Billy Graham preaching at Cambridge in 1955. For three nights he tried to make his preaching academic and enlightened, but with no effect. Graham finally realized that presenting the intellectual side of faith was not his gift and began preaching
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 3, 2001
British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge once had a discussion with a man who firmly believed that children should not be given formal religious instruction, but should be free to choose their own religious faith when they reached maturity. Coleridge did not disagree, but later invited the man into his