By Ken Collins on Oct 28, 2018
Here are four reasons veteran preacher Ken Collins preaches. How many purposes do you have?
By Joseph Mattera on Feb 8, 2024
Preaching is vital to God's purposes--that's why we must get it right.
By SermonCentral on Sep 1, 2022
The great tragedy of the universe is that while human beings were made to glorify God because of who they are and what they see, we have all fallen short of this purpose.
By David Padfield on Sep 12, 2019
People today have very little respect for preaching—maybe it's because they don't know the purpose of preaching.
By Jefferson Bethke on Dec 15, 2023
This creative spoken-word poetry provides a powerful statement about God's purpose for marriage--to make us holy.
By SermonCentral on Feb 14, 2023
John Piper reminds us that preaching has purposes far beyond merely interesting information.
By David J. Lose on Feb 19, 2023
There's nothing more resistant to purposeful, hopeful action in the present than nostalgia, the longing for a bygone era.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on May 25, 2023
Help your listeners connect with your preaching points--and their purpose!
By Rick Warren on Mar 11, 2018
I'll say it over and over: The purpose of preaching is obedience. That is why you should always preach for response, aiming for people to act on what is said.
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 2, 2020
Non-growing churches are not healthy, at least in some significant ways. Joe McKeever gives his input to help revive a church that seems to have "plateaued."
By Jared Wilson on Jan 15, 2021
Every Christian must be a theologian. This is something I tell my church often. The looks I get from some surprised souls are the evidence that I have not yet adequately communicated that the purposeful theological study of God by lay people is important.
By Jim Morgan on Dec 21, 2021
Jesus modeled discipleship and community engagement as an example for His Church to follow. He felt a small number of highly effective disciples would cover much more ground than a slew of casual followers.
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 10, 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 Chris Surber on Nov 10, 2021
People usually listen closely to your first words--and your last. Make them meaningful.
By Dr. Nijay Gupta on Apr 7, 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.