preaching

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 Tuesday, 20 August 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Chuck Lawless, church, spies, confessions, websites, boring, friendliness, facilities, guests, preparation, children, protection, music, worship, preaching
Have you ever thought that a guest at your church might, in fact, be a spy? My church consulting company uses church “spies” to help us evaluate how churches respond to guests. Our spies are “good” spies, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 August 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Ed Stetzer, discipleship, broken views, Great Commission, religious knowledge, program, Romans, preaching, growth, effort, Philippians, salvation, practical steps
There is a lot of talk about discipleship these days—and it is about time. Jesus seemed to think discipleship was a big deal, putting it as the heart—and the verb—of the Great Commission to "make disciples ... [ +++ ]
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 / 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 Wednesday, 05 June 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Rick Warren, pastor, love, preaching, noise, churches, names, brain, greet, services, touch, approachable, eye contact, personal style, writing
Pastor, you set the tone and atmosphere in your congregation. If you want to know the warmth of your church, put the thermometer in your own mouth. I’ve visited some churches where the pastor’s lack of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: George Wood, Assemblies of God, Congregation, Preaching, leadership, model
Growing up in Assemblies of God churches, I often heard preaching in an imperative—even imperial—mode. Pastors operated with a command-and-control model of leadership that carried over into the pulpit. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 / Main
Tags: chaplin,daily times,farmington,first baptist church,keith berrymen,n.m.,preaching,sunray park and casino racetrack,vance mikkleson
You can add Keith Berryman’s name to the list of pastors who are reaching areas of American culture not usually associated with faith. Berryman, who is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmington, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 / Main
Tags: association of theological schools,education,lifeway research,pastors,preaching,protestant,scott mcconnell,seminary
... The number was even higher among those with doctorate degrees, where 94 percent said the experience was worth it. “This is encouraging news for seminaries at a time when a 2009 report from the Association ... [ +++ ]
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 ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 August 2009 / Main
Tags: Stephen Gaukroger, preaching, personality, communication, preacher, Clarion Trust International
QUOTE: "We have lots of people in our churches who desperately need help in their preaching—help to be attractive, to be biblical and to be good communicators. … People's souls have to be fed—it ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 / Main
Tags: Greg Laurie, Harvest Christian Fellowship, pain, preaching, suffering
QUOTE: "It’s important for us [pastors] to be in touch with the people we are speaking to and speak in a way that is understandable and bring the relevant, powerful, life-transforming message of ... [ +++ ]
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