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 Ken Burge on Sep 4, 2018
Are you afraid to use yourself as the example for your sermon?
By Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2022
At the root of many of our sins is an assumption that we are exceptional.
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 Lance Witt on Jan 29, 2018
Some of the qualities that people will applaud in your life are the very things that will wreck your soul.
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 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 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."
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 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 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 Jeff K. Clarke on Feb 25, 2022
I wonder if we have allowed our contemporary definition, understanding, and experience of the church to be shaped more by the post-modern impulse of individualism and self-centeredness, than by Christ’s and Paul’s emphasis on the gathered community from every race, tribe, and tongue?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Dec 4, 2017
There are so many things I would do the same, but there are more than a few things I’d do differently.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2021
It may be harder to be happy in life and ministry than it’s ever been. From our earliest days, we have lived in an echo chamber, to varying degrees, of the voices of self-actualization. You can do whatever you set your mind to. Pursue your dreams. Find your passion — and make it profitable.