By Joe Hoagland on Aug 11, 2022
I am talking about purposely removing yourself from the busyness to focus on prayer for your congregation, reflection on your spiritual life and those around you, and meditation on the huge weight that is the pastoral ministry.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 12, 2021
Most pastors and church leaders have never received formal training in relational skills. Perhaps these seven observations of outstanding leaders will prove helpful to many of you.
By Ray Hollenbach on Nov 24, 2016
A simple prayer is taking root in me, teaching me the deep wisdom of gratitude, and changing my life.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 11, 2020
Does your misery love company? Come sit next to Thom Rainer a while.
By Dr. Nijay Gupta on Apr 8, 2021
The “missional theology” movement has injected energy and life into the church. Who isn’t inspired when reading Emil Brunner’s famous words, “The church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning”? Missional theology has motivated many Christians and churches to seek out their purpose in God of bearing and embodying the good news of Jesus Christ.
By Nancy Wilson on Jan 11, 2018
As grandmothers, we are to do more than simply cheer for our children and grandchildren and buy them Christmas jammies (though we should certainly do those things and more). Our foremost duty is to fear the Lord and obey him every day of our life.
By Sermoncentral on Jun 28, 2022
Ten effects of seeing God’s sovereignty in Romans 9 and their effects on the life and ministry of John Piper.
By Rick Ezell on Apr 16, 2018
When you preach, in many respects, you are the message. If your personal life is not congruent with your words, then a mixed message is delivered.
By Haddon Robinson on May 28, 2020
Give your sermons new life every week with this timeless advice from Haddon Robinson.
By Ray Ortlund on Feb 23, 2022
True awakening or revival is a glorious season in the life of the church when for His glory alone, God causes the ordinary means of His grace to make an extraordinary impact on many people.
By Rick Long on Jun 11, 2018
Does preaching for life-change always produce a watered down message?
By Chris Surber on Sep 27, 2018
Preach with a focus to cultivate life together and nurture incarnate community rather than simple gatherings of people.
By Patricia Tull on Mar 2, 2020
"Ultimately, for the faithful, all this talk about death in the lectionary offers liberation."
By Carey Nieuwhof on Dec 26, 2017
Here’s the sad truth: when your calendar is out of control, so are you. And so is your life.
By Joy Moore on Jun 8, 2012
Even if your illustration comes from a real-life experience, it must also be "real life" for your listener.