Sermon

Created on Friday, 18 October 2013 / Administration
Tags: Kurt Johnston, Saddleback Church, brainteaser, authority, sermon, respect, benefits, longevity, role, age, hierarchical structure, experience level, proven track record
Here’s a little brainteaser: Many without it despise it. Many with it abuse it. Many simultaneously want more and less of it in their lives. What am I? Most articles I’ve read and sermons I’ve listened ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Geoff Surratt, ministry, God, vocational ministry, sermons, staffing, structure, sleep, Internet, connections, Israel, Levites, priests, Jewish people
I wonder how long I could be successful in ministry without God? I’ve been in vocational ministry for 31 years, and I seldom encounter a situation I haven’t seen before. I have a stockpile of sermons to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 23 September 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Brandon Hilgemann, sermons, losing people, sloppy transitions, connection, points, too much information, long introductions, lazy conclusions, abstract thoughts, real-life application
Are you losing people when you preach? Do people check out during your sermons? After listening to thousands of sermons and preaching quite a few myself, I have learned eight different ways that pastors ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 12 September 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Scott Attebery, pastor, to-do list, importance, sermon, leaders, church, time, members, congregation, deacons, Sunday School
... 2000-2005, Scott Attebery pastored Wyatt Baptist Church in El Dorado, Ark. After seven years of pastoring, Scott was selected as the executive director of DiscipleGuide Church Reources, a department of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, big ministry, small churches, sermon, teens, Christ, modest resources, size, gospel, vision, lives changed, uniqueness
... at the ripe old age of 23. The church had less than 200 in total attendance but was thriving with meaningful ministry. Richard Lauby was the pastor then, and under his watchful eye I learned much in ministry. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 23 August 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Greg Atkinson, preaching, plan, pastors, message, sermon, worship leader, 9/11, synergy, bi-vocational, volunteer, retreat, series
Everywhere I go, I hear that song playing. It’s on TV, radio, at ball games, in convenient stores—all over. It’s gotten stuck in my head. So I started thinking on the title and reflecting on past experiences ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 19 August 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Joe McKeever, hurt, congregation, pastors, leaders, church, ministry, sermon, class, choir, vulnerability, grace, sinner, forgiveness
Some of the people who sit before the pastor on Sundays have open, untreated wounds on their souls. The church can really help them through today’s ministries. Or it can damage them to the point that they ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 19 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Kim Martinez, marketing, pastors, event, sermon series, target audience, kids, men
There is a counterintuitive marketing concept that we, as pastors, should spend some time contemplating: “If you try to reach everyone, you’ll reach no one.” When you are promoting an event or sermon ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 09 August 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, preaching, authenticity, pain, suffering, Socrates, communication, three dimensions, compassion, content, sermon
The kind of preaching that changes lives is from the heart to the heart, not from the head to the head. Lives are changed as we speak from our deepest pain and suffering. Socrates was the first to explain ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 22 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Artie Davis, points, sermon, head, thinking, heart, Bible, Hand, truth, action, Scripture
I enjoy speaking and preaching in our church. Honestly, though, for years it was difficult to get ahead in thought and stay focused with a simple plan for each sermon. Yeah, I know, I took homiletics too. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 22 July 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Joe McKeever, storytelling, preaching, Mark, sermon, truth, President Lincoln, clarity, King David
Pastor, your people love a good story. Listeners who have gone on vacation during the first 10 minutes of your sermon will return home in a heartbeat the moment you begin, “A man went into a store….” or  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, preaching, response, Christians, Bible, James, God's Word, sermon, prepared, verdict, commitment, message, challenge, mind, heart, will
The Bible is clear that Christians must be “doers of the Word and not hearers only,” (James 1:22) so it’s clear that our responsibility as pastors and preachers of the Word is to challenge people to do ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 June 2013 / Preaching
Tags: teaching, sermon, learning, congregation, Scripture, learning styles, relevant examples, pastors, prayer, auditory learners
It's Sunday afternoon, and you have just delivered a powerful, life-changing message to your congregation. However, Sister Million Questions and Brother Doesn't Understand have cornered you again. They ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 09 May 2013 / Community
Tags: Communication, proven, church, Christ, sermon, marketing, target audience, experience, volunteers, new mom, conversation, Facebook, website, social media
Everything communicates. What people experience in your church has the power to propel them toward Christ or push them away. What we do matters, and doing it well is essential. From your website to the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 06 May 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Joe McKeever, sermons, work, progress, Sherlock Holmes, pastor, scriptures
Those of us who counsel pastors and teach future preachers sometimes caution them to “study the Bible for itself, just to receive the Word into your heart, not to prepare sermons.” We might as well tell ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Criticism, pastors, sermons, nitpick, legitimate, ministered, dust, feet
Criticism hurts. It hurts to have our motives unfairly called into question. It hurts to diligently prepare and deliver heartfelt sermons, only to be met with skeptical people who nitpick our interpretations ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 29 March 2013 / Community
Tags: Rick Warren, Easter, Visitors, Write, Email, Communicate, Personal, Warm, Sermon, Connected
For many people in your community, Easter is the only day of the year they’ll show up at church. It’s a great opportunity to reach out to those who don’t think about church the other 364 days of the year. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Legacy
Tags: john piper, bethlehem baptist church, megachurch, Don't Waste Your Life, Spectacular Sins, What Jesus Demands From the World, lifeway research, john piper's last sermon
... the World and Spectacular Sins won in the Christian Life category of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Christian Book Awards in 2007 and 2009, respectively. A 2010 LifeWay Research survey ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 October 2012 / Practical Pastoring
Tags: Discouraged, Sermon, Pastors, Blues, God's Word
Feeling discouraged after a sermon? You’re not alone. Discouragement. It’s one of the greatest hounds of hell that assaults us pastors who are trying to share powerful, dynamic messages from God’s Word ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 / Main
Tags: boring,britain,college of preachers,durham university,england,entertainment,kate bruce,life-changing,paul johns,preaching,sermons,study,worship service
Every pastor asks this question—most likely on a regular basis. But after a British survey of 300 hearers of the Word from various denominations, preachers worldwide now have some ... [ +++ ]
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