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  • 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.
  • A Key Sign that You Are Maturing as a Preacher

    Michael J. Kruger
    A Key Sign that You Are Maturing as a Preacher Over the years, I have learned to ask students a key question that can reveal a lot about how they are developing as a preacher. “What did you leave out?”
  • 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.
  • How Should a Pastor Organize His Weekly Schedule?

    Brian Croft
    How Should a Pastor Organize His Weekly Schedule? I recently received an email from a pastor struggling with his schedule who asked me how I arranged my weekly schedule. Hopefully, the following will provide a template for you to think through your own schedule.
  • 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.
  • Why Should We Preach Through Books of the Bible?

    Brian Croft
    Why Should We Preach Through Books of the Bible? Preaching through books of the Bible can be difficult, but pastors must embrace that challenge.
  • 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.
  • Why the Biblical Languages Matter

    Michael J. Kruger
    Why the Biblical Languages Matter Some students decide (very early on) that the biblical languages are just something to be endured. But behind this “take your medicine” approach to the biblical languages are a couple of assumptions that need to be challenged.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Neglecting the Old Testament

    Al Mohler
    Neglecting the Old Testament In our circles—our pulpits, Sunday school classes, and Bible study groups—the biggest problem is the ignorance and neglect of the Old Testament. We must admit it: a good many evangelical preachers and Bible teachers simply have no idea what to do with the Old Testament.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Study the Passage: The vital step in preparing powerful sermons

    Donald R. Sunukjian
    Study the Passage: The vital step in preparing powerful sermons The first step in preparing a biblical message is to study the passage...
  • Why I Am Committed to Teaching the Bible

    John MacArthur
    Why I Am Committed to Teaching the Bible Faithfully preaching and teaching the Word must be the very heart of our ministry philosophy. Any other approach replaces the voice of God with human wisdom.
  • The Church Needs Shepherds, Not Coaches

    Paul Lamey
    The Church Needs Shepherds, Not Coaches Some pastors unwittingly eschew solid and timeless biblical terminology in favor of denuded jargon that can essentially mean anything or worse, nothing at all. The Bible says that church leaders are shepherds.
  • Why Preach Biblical Prophecy?

    David L. Larsen
    Why Preach Biblical Prophecy? Whatever may be our theological system, this is the end of the doctrinal encyclopedia that generally gets scant utterance in the typical evangelical pulpit.