Advent can be an antidote to the sinful slip into apathy, helping us to be astounded at the glory of God.
Sermons that were so meaningful at the time and nearly forgotten only a short time later made me question if preaching is really so important in the first place.
By personal calling and Scripture, I am bound to the word of God and to the preaching of what the Bible says. There are few things that burden me more or refresh me more than saying what I see in the Bible. I love to see what God says in the Bible. I love to savor it. And I love to say it.
How is the teacher or preacher to remain Christ-centered?
"I will try any vehicles I can think of to get folk's attention... I try to find ways visually, try to find stories, try to have people tell stories, playing out the contrast."
In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul ponders how he would assess his lifestyle if there were no resurrection from the dead.
Doctrine That Dances, from B&H Publishing and author Robert Smith, is Preaching.com's Preaching Book of the Year.
As more and more churches respond to the call of short-term missions, this brings with it the challenge of preaching through an interpreter.
Christianity crumbles if Jesus was never physically raised from the dead.
"It is, perhaps, an overbold beginning, but I will venture to say that with its preaching, Christianity stands or falls." – P.T. Forsyth