Jesus called it abundant life. But what does "more" look like, and how must we pursue it? read more
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Do you sometimes fall into these ways, or do you encourage God's people to love His Word more and to make full use of it during the week? read more
Correcting a preacher is not a task most anyone wants to undertake. However, find out why it is a necessary evil sometimes. read more
When you step into the pulpit, you may take some things for granted. Find out why that's dangerous. read more
Here are some suggestions for you as a preacher that will help church officials extend a return invitation for you to preach there. read more
Have you regularly experienced these ups and downs when preparing a message for your congregation? read more
The movie A River Runs Through It is narrated by Norman, one of the main characters. He makes this statement about his father, a minister:
"My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things - trout as well as eternal salvation - came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy."
While we rightly view grace as a free gift, grace always costs someone something. read more
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 lose people in their sermons.
1. Sloppy transitions. You just told a great story. It was funny and thought-provoking. But as soon as the story ended, you suddenly switched direction and started talking about something else.
Wait, what? Slow down. How did we get from that funny thing your kid did to some old guy in the Old Testament?
Where is the connection? read more