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  • Refresh Your Greek in 15 Minutes a Day

    Theologically Driven
    Refresh Your Greek in 15 Minutes a Day If you’ve decided to shake out of your Greek-less stupor in this new year but aren’t yet sure how to do it, let me try to offer you some help.
  • 4 Illustrations of Faith in Practice…

    Ron Edmondson
    4 Illustrations of Faith in Practice… What is God currently asking you to do by faith?
  • What Should I Preach This Sunday?

    Theologically Driven
    What Should I Preach This Sunday? Yesterday I spent about 45 minutes talking and praying with one of my current students. He now finds himself responsible for preparing and teaching a message every Friday and Sunday. Here's my advice to him.
  • 7 Suggestions for Those Studying to be a Pastor

    Ron Edmondson
    7 Suggestions for Those Studying to be a Pastor I have the opportunity to talk with lots of young pastors each week. One of those pastors in training recently asked me, “If you were my age (about 22) and were studying to be a pastor, what would you do?” Great question!
  • Plan Well: How Sermon Planning Helps the Pastor and the Church at Worship

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Plan Well: How Sermon Planning Helps the Pastor and the Church at Worship Although I considered it a bit of trouble at the time, I soon realized that the time investment in sermon planning began to make a major difference in not only my preaching but also the worship services. How do you go about planning preaching?
  • 5 Mistakes We Make in Our Sermons

    Philip Nation
    5 Mistakes We Make in Our Sermons For the purpose of this post, I will not address the content of your expository work. Instead, I want to address the stuff that surrounds it and can help people hear the core of your message better.
  • How Important Is Projection When We Preach?

    Brian Croft
    How Important Is Projection When We Preach? Whether you are a loud, passionate, energetic preacher or a thoughtful, warm, conversational one, vocal projection is necessary in every case. Here are 3 reasons why…
  • Growers of People

    Rick Whitter
    Growers of People Like farmers, pastors must know the purpose of their work, and we must be willing to do whatever it takes to produce disciples. Fulfilling the Great Commission is not an option for today’s church leader!
  • What Makes an Effective, Powerful Preacher?

    Brian Croft
    What Makes an Effective, Powerful Preacher? Modern evangelicals would answer this in a variety of ways. Let us examine A.W. Tozer's insightful words.
  • What Hebrews Teaches Us about Preaching

    Theologically Driven
    What Hebrews Teaches Us about Preaching Here I want to reflect on three things aspiring pastors like myself—and, I suspect, seasoned ones too—can learn from the wise pastor who prepared this sermon.
  • 4 Reasons to Preach Predictive Prophecy

    Theologically Driven
    4 Reasons to Preach Predictive Prophecy While visiting a church a few weeks back I heard something I’ve not heard in many years: a sermon on predictive prophecy. Here's why we should offer more of them.
  • 8 Characteristics of Evangelistic Preaching

    David Murray
    8 Characteristics of Evangelistic Preaching What does evangelistic preaching sound/look/feel like? Here are eight characteristics.
  • 3 Reasons You Should Preach through Books of the Bible

    Brian Croft
    3 Reasons You Should Preach through Books of the Bible Preaching through books of the Bible can be difficult, but pastors must embrace that challenge.
  • Preaching: Exposing God's Glory

    Jared C. Wilson
    Preaching: Exposing God's Glory Contrary to popular wisdom, good preaching has little to do with eloquence, fashion, or the length of a sermon. Good preaching is all about content and posture.
  • Pastoring a Pentecostal Church

    Hugh Bair
    Pastoring a Pentecostal Church A Pentecostal minister cannot respond to our postmodern world with strategies that deal only with surface issues. Instead, he or she must create new methods of sharing the message without disturbing the essential qualities that make the Pentecostal church Pentecostal.
  • 7 Tips for Creating Time to Think

    Philip Nation
    7 Tips for Creating Time to Think When you are busy… and we’re all busy… we need principles we hold to in order to simply think, dream, and strategize. I recently shared seven ways that I am trying to implement more brain time into my life. Here they are...
  • How Do Pastors "Guard the Truth"?

    Brian Croft
    How Do Pastors The charge to guard the truth of the gospel and the apostle’s teaching has been passed down and entrusted to faithful men—undershepherds of the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words…pastors.
  • The Preacher and the Text

    Founders Ministries Blog
    The Preacher and the Text How do I avoid falling into the trap of trying to impress others with my self-perceived cleverness or homiletical skills or oratorical abilities? Let me offer a few questions to help preachers and teachers to better prepare to “preach the Word.”
  • So, You're Preaching This Sunday...

    Ray Pritchard
    So, You're Preaching This Sunday... Let’s suppose you’re a pastor and you’re preaching this Sunday. That’s six days away. To the man or woman in the pew, that seems like a long time, but it’s not. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Preacher’s Calendar. It goes like this...
  • Why Preach from a Manuscript?

    Tim Brister
    Why Preach from a Manuscript? I have taken some time in recent days to reflect on the lessons I’ve learned and benefits I’ve received from using a full manuscript in my preaching, and I thought I share them here for what it’s worth.