By Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2022
Christian leadership — in the home, the church, and elsewhere — is not for those clawing for honor and recognition, but for those most ready to fall to their knees and be inconvenienced by the needs of others.
By Peter Mead on Dec 26, 2018
Where are people looking as they leave? If we're not careful, they will walk out with gaze firmly fixed on self.
By Chuck Lawless on Jun 15, 2022
Most leaders would benefit from more regular evaluations – particularly self-evaluations. Even daily and weekly self-evaluations merit our consideration if we want to lead well, regardless of our position.
By Ken Burge on Sep 4, 2018
Are you afraid to use yourself as the example for your sermon?
By Christina Fox on Jun 14, 2022
A certain amount of self-evaluation can be good. We should have insight into ourselves, our motives, our choices, and our actions. But sometimes we can go too far. When self-evaluation ends with ourselves instead of pointing us beyond ourselves, there’s a problem.
By Tony Reinke on Jul 21, 2022
The man doting over a smartphone screen, scrolling through media with his fingertips, is like a gorilla meticulously picking out little bugs from his own hair. That was the subversive quip of anthropologist Thomas de Zengotita.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2022
At the root of many of our sins is an assumption that we are exceptional.
By Peter Mead on Feb 24, 2022
If we are not careful we can paint our own self-at-the-centre approach in the colors of Christianity and assume all is well.
By Rick Ezell on Mar 30, 2018
Use these methods to practically reach people suffering from real hurts, problems, doubts, fears, and anxieties gnawing at their faith.
By Joe Mckeever on Mar 21, 2020
Joe McKeever shares practical advice for dealing with the self-appointed church rulers who try to dominate your preaching and your ministry.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 24, 2020
Here are 7 things bad leaders say. I only know this, because, over the years, I’ve caught myself thinking or even saying some of these things.
By Bruce D. Johnson on Oct 20, 2018
Over the past five decades, an insidious trend has crept into American preaching--and not only are most pastors unaware of it, they've embraced it!
By Peter Mead on Apr 12, 2021
Sometimes we have to preach something that is potentially controversial or that may not go down too well. Here are ten pointers to help when that is necessary.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on May 3, 2022
People should not leave the sermon having learned more about the preacher than Christ. When we stand to preach the word, we should prayerfully whisper to ourselves, “You are not the story.”
By Bernie Van Eyk on May 26, 2021
"Therapy has replaced theology in much contemporary preaching. The self has acquired center stage, and God, if He is there at all, has been marginalized."