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  • 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.
  • Learning to Lead

    Rick Whitter
    Learning to Lead All of us are leaders. That simply means that someone is looking up to you, following you, watching you as an example. So, how do we learn leadership?
  • Preparing to Preach Ecclesiastes

    Philip Nation
    Preparing to Preach Ecclesiastes To help anyone else out there who is contemplating preaching through Ecclesiastes, I thought I would share the list of resources I plan to use.
  • Please Teach Disciples How to Live

    Tim Brister
    Please Teach Disciples How to Live Looking back, one of the most glaring (and I would add scandalous) omissions is that my church never taught me how to live. I knew how to do a ton of religious things, but when it came to living out my faith as a disciple of Jesus, I really had no clue.
  • 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Sermon

    Philip Nation
    5 Questions to Evaluate Your Sermon I have learned that the sermon review must not become an exercise in public speaking skills. Here are five questions that will help us evaluate our sermons each week.
  • Spurgeon’s “Three R’s”: A Useful Paradigm for Evangelism and Preaching

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Spurgeon’s “Three R’s”: A Useful Paradigm for Evangelism and Preaching One question some of our members have posed during our community outreach is a good one: Is there a good outline we may use to help us recall the Gospel when we are witnessing to lost people?
  • Sermon Illustrations for Thanksgiving

    Inside BST
    Sermon Illustrations for Thanksgiving Our site features a number of free illustrations to help pastors prepare for sermons. Here are a few to finish off that Thanksgiving sermon.
  • What Produces a Powerful Sermon?

    Brian Croft
    What Produces a Powerful Sermon? I want to mention one answer that is commonly overlooked when considering the power of preaching and what produces a moving sermon preached that brings spiritual fruit from God.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • How the Scandal of Preaching Will Reach Our Postmodern World

    Michael J. Kruger
     How the Scandal of Preaching Will Reach Our Postmodern World So, how do we break into the lives of people who are immersed in this postmodern reality? How do we reach them for the gospel? Do we offer therapeutic entertainment to draw them in? Nope. Instead, we do the unthinkable in our modern age. We preach.
  • Handling the Difficult Messages

    Philip Nation
    Handling the Difficult Messages No matter how far out I plan, some messages are just more difficult than others. So, here is how I handle myself and the task when the passage, the outline, or the experience just does not appear to make sense.
  • Why Expository Preaching?

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Why Expository Preaching? As those who will give an account for the way that we handle God’s Word and shepherd His flock, we must guard against allowing opinion polls to shape the way that we preach the Word. Consequently, one does best to steer clear of any approach or preaching method that hinders or clouds or confuses the message of God’s Word.
  • Collaborate or Die

    Rick Whitter
    Collaborate or Die God has decided to reveal His plans to people. He usually selects a leader and fills his head with lots of ideas. But rarely do his plans involve only one person. God designed us to collaborate with others while we fulfill His plans.
  • 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…
  • 5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach

    Ron Edmondson
    5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach Someone asked me recently how I address a Bible passage in order to teach about it. I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, but I do have a system.
  • Stay Sharp, Pastor!

    Theologically Driven
    Stay Sharp, Pastor! We, as pastors, need help in staying sharp, setting priorities for continued growth in knowledge and ability in that which is our main calling–the ministry. Here are some tips for doing so:
  • How Long Should a Pastor Preach?

    Brian Croft
    How Long Should a Pastor Preach? The answer to this question largely depends on the kind of pastor you are, the quality of preacher you are, and the kind of congregation you serve. In light of this, here are a few principles that might help you answer this question in your particular context.
  • 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!
  • 5 Ways I Prepare to Preach

    Ron Edmondson
    5 Ways I Prepare to Preach People often ask how I prepare to preach on Sunday mornings. Here are the routines that help me prepare.