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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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!
  • Calvin the Preacher

    Theologically Driven
    Calvin the Preacher As a theologian Calvin stood without peer in his day, and as an exegete Calvin was arguably ahead of his time. But above all else, Calvin was a pastor, and therefore, he was a preacher.
  • The Gospel in Galatians: By Grace Alone

    Sacra Script Ministries
    The Gospel in Galatians: By Grace Alone Christians affirm that salvation comes from God alone, but too often our daily walk suggests his gift is incomplete until we step in. This is an old problem, which the letter of Galatians dealt with a long time ago.
  • Minister of the Word

    Jason C. Meyer
    Minister of the Word The preacher gives a human voice to the divine word so that others will hear from God.
  • How I Prepare a Sermon Message

    Ron Edmondson
    How I Prepare a Sermon Message I frequently get asked the same two questions about my message preparation: How long does it take? How do you go about putting a message together?
  • Can You Please Explain Philippians 1:15-18?

    Can You Please Explain Philippians 1:15-18? The overarching point of this passage is that God, in his gracious sovereignty, turns even prison and bad motives into the advancement of the gospel.
  • 5 Steps in Planting a Church or Launching a New Ministry

    Ron Edmondson
    5 Steps in Planting a Church or Launching a New Ministry Having planted two churches and after helping numerous non-profit ministries see their start, I’ve learned a few things, many of which I write about here. I’ve also learned there are a few common steps in a successful launch.
  • 5 Ways to Fight Insecurity as a Pastor or Leader

    Ron Edmondson
    5 Ways to Fight Insecurity as a Pastor or Leader What’s the best way to deal with insecurity in leadership? Here are 5 ways to deal with insecurity as a pastor or leader.
  • How Pastors Can Keep from Losing Heart, Part 2: Preaching the Gospel

    Founders Ministries Blog
    How Pastors Can Keep from Losing Heart, Part 2: Preaching the Gospel Mercy received enabled Paul to trust God's method of bringing the same message of mercy to others: preaching the gospel.
  • Preaching Is Two-Way Communication

    Rick Whitter
    Preaching Is Two-Way Communication The next time you are hearing a preacher, consider it a one-on-one conversation. While you can’t talk as much as he does, you still have a very important role to play in the talk.
  • How Much Should a Church Depend on One Pastor?

    Brian Croft
    How Much Should a Church Depend on One Pastor? While I was in Zambia, I missed a very important funeral and a sudden open heart surgery of one of our elderly members. Because of this, my time in Zambia reminded me of the importance of my “motto” for pastoral ministry: