By Ray Ortlund on Aug 3, 2022
Hard words are not harmful words—when they come from Jesus. The real Jesus loves us enough to accept us freely and confront us honestly.
By Peter Mead on Sep 30, 2017
It is important to discern when an exhortation needs to be given, and when the listener is already aware of their need for growth and working hard by faith to become more like Christ.
By Tim Challies on Jul 19, 2022
According to a new study by Gallup, the hottest thing at church today is not the worship and not the pastor. So what is it?
By Lance Witt on Oct 2, 2017
"When it comes to our preaching, we live in the constant tension between pastor and prophet. On one hand, as pastors we want to encourage and care for the sheep. So, in our preaching we want to be uplifting and hopeful. On the other hand, as prophets we must sometimes say the hard things that the sheep don’t want to hear."
By Ed Stetzer on Mar 16, 2022
A look at the place of thematic, narrative, and topical preaching.
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 5, 2022
Have you ever considered how you might collaborate in sermon prep?
By Peter Mead on Jul 23, 2022
5 Tips on how to avoid landmines when using humor in the pulpit.
By Don Ballard on Apr 30, 2018
How can pastors apply Stephen Covey's principle, 'Begin With the End in Mind', to the area of preaching and teaching the Bible?
By Eric Geiger on Jul 30, 2021
For a pastor who longs to faithfully feed people the Word of God, there are few statements that sting as deeply.
By Bob Hamp on Jul 25, 2020
When Jesus wanted to teach his disciples something important, he took them on the road, not into the classroom.
By Matt Perman on Jun 18, 2021
Matt Perman from Desiring God sets the record straight on what flies and what doesn't in the area of studying other's sermons.
By Joe Hoagland on Jul 25, 2022
The Bible is wholly relevant to the modern person’s life sometimes it just takes some work for us to figure that out. The idea of making a “timeless truth” central to your sermon is important in communicating God’s Word in a postmodern age.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 2, 2022
"So maybe you’re a preacher, or you listen to preachers (or stopped listening to preachers). Almost everyone has a perspective on what makes or doesn’t make for a great sermon."
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 18, 2022
When a pastor stands to preach, he never knows who is listening to him. And if his sermon is recorded or broadcast, he has no clue who will be hearing his words. He will do well to make sure he knows what he’s talking about.
By Ed Stetzer on Feb 23, 2022
This article is the last of six in a series on preaching in light of cultural shifts and biblical illiteracy.