By Sermoncentral on Apr 24, 2020
Do Christians and Muslims worship the same deity? It has become one of the most pressing and controversial questions in the world in the last fifteen years.
By Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2022
Micah 6:8 exposes me: I can love abstract ideas of justice and kindness, and neglect their concrete expression. It admonishes me: I cannot “do justice” or “love kindness” without loving real people. It humbles me, which is just what the Doctor ordered, if I’m really ready to walk with him.
By Nathan Aaseng on Sep 24, 2021
"The Word is not magic, but it has power ... great power to bring God's love and grace into the world."
By Chris Surber on Sep 29, 2018
Love in the pastorate--not logic in the academic hall--wins people to Christ.
By Rachel Wrenn on May 24, 2019
"Mildred" loves the Lord, shows up early for service--and falls asleep nearly every week. What to do?
By Brandon Kelley on Feb 17, 2021
People love stories, and that is what narrative is. When we can powerfully preach a narrative passage, we’ll see people not only respond to the message, but they’ll become more in awe at God’s word!
By Sermoncentral on Jul 7, 2022
“You have no business being the pastor of our church. All you are interested in is getting your own way and changing all the good things we have going. People are saying you should be fired. I agree with them.”
By Rod Arnold on May 15, 2018
Here are some smart, practical things you can do to connect with more people in your community and give them a chance to get to know your church.
By Adam Ramsey on Jan 24, 2019
If you're still in your first 5 years as a preacher, don’t give up! God has this wonderful way of drawing straight lines with crooked sticks.
By Lance Witt on Oct 9, 2017
"There is nothing worse than trying to inspire people to be passionate about God when you have little or no passion yourself. There is nothing more empty feeling than trying to connect people to God when you feel disconnected from God."
By John Powell on Jan 29, 2021
We are people of conviction and kindness. This means we cannot just preach anyone into heaven, because we haven’t been given the authority to do so. Also, we can’t condemn anyone because we don’t know their heart.
By Lance Witt on Dec 18, 2017
"One of the things I love about the Bible is how honest it is. The pages of Scripture don’t gloss over the flaws and sins and weaknesses of people. Even the great heroes of the faith are not airbrushed or photo-shopped to make them look superhuman."
By Charles Stone on Aug 17, 2022
“Two things you can’t avoid in ministry are…people late to the service and … church critics.” In this short post, I suggest 10 ways to handle the church critic.
By Joe Hoagland on Jul 28, 2022
People love to tell you that preaching is irrelevant in this day and age. But contrary to this kind of thinking, good preaching does remain important. In fact, preaching remains as important as it has ever been.
By Chris Surber on Jan 26, 2019
Preaching in the abstract means missing real lives and real people. Here are four ways to connect to real people.