By Peter Mead on May 7, 2018
The challenge with criticism is to sort it through and preach for our audience of One, yet with a loving sensitivity to the many who sit and listen.
By Peter Mead on May 1, 2018
Does your sermon keep building momentum as you progress or does it stall out in the middle or end? Peter Mead offers encouragement for preachers to avoid the common pitfalls to message momentum.
By Peter Mead on Apr 13, 2018
Peter Mead: "I’m convinced that one of the key ingredients for effective preaching is effective and vivid description. Practice it. Learn it."
By Peter Mead on Apr 6, 2018
Do you want quality feedback on your sermons? Peter Mead offers insights into the right kind of questions preachers should be asking.
By Peter Mead on Mar 26, 2018
Finishing a sermon is neither easy nor natural. Peter Mead offers some observances of poor sermon endings and some hints on how to finish strong.
By Peter Mead on Jan 8, 2018
"God’s plan to reach people with the gospel is not primarily evangelists or apologists, although both are vitally important. God’s plan to reach people with the gospel is the church."
By Peter Mead on Dec 15, 2017
"Hearing how God has worked in a life can be very powerful. Having someone “give their testimony” can also backfire. Here are a few of the problems that can create the tension."
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 Peter Mead on Sep 8, 2017
This series looks at seven things preachers never say. Last time we thought about the burden of expectation. How about this for another: The negative outcomes of both criticism and apathy.
By Peter Mead on Sep 6, 2017
Preachers speak, but we don’t talk about everything. If you are a preacher you may read this series and find some encouragement that you are not alone. If you know a preacher you may read this and find some understanding that you did not have before.
By Peter Mead on Jul 31, 2017
5 Tips on how to avoid landmines when using humor in the pulpit.
By Peter Mead on Apr 20, 2017
When we preach, we present a perspective. When we preach, we provoke a perspective.
By Peter Mead on Apr 3, 2017
Perhaps the hardest thing to know is what you don’t know.
By Peter Mead on Mar 20, 2017
In pastoral ministry, there is a great need for the right diagnosis of sheep.
By Peter Mead on Feb 21, 2017
People can usually sense if you are not being genuine.