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.
By Peter Mead on Dec 5, 2016
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 Peter Mead on Nov 2, 2016
Be careful that you don’t get stuck in a rut with your illustration material.
By Peter Mead on Sep 16, 2016
God delights to transform lives. There are many ways to depict this journey of transformation, but let’s focus on one example from the Old Testament.
By Peter Mead on Aug 19, 2016
What are we doing when we preach? What are we aiming for?
By Peter Mead on Jul 29, 2016
A preaching ministry is built on a whole set of convictions. Convictions about God, the Gospel, about people, about ministry.
By Peter Mead on Jul 6, 2016
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 Jun 27, 2016
I believe in preaching series through books of the Bible. I do it. I teach others to do it. But I think we could all do with some extra creativity when it comes to planning a series.
By Peter Mead on Jun 1, 2016
In the path of the preacher there are many landmines – hidden explosives that can do untold damage to your ministry. Whether you’ve been preaching for a couple of years or for half a century, why not take some time to prayerfully work through this list?
By Peter Mead on Apr 5, 2016
Defining legalism carefully is vitally important. It is important for each follower of Christ. It is a serious business to discount a restriction as legalism when it actually is displeasing to the One who loved us and gave Himself for us.
By Peter Mead on Jan 27, 2016
Preaching should our listeners--and us. But how do you do it constructively?
By Peter Mead on Jan 11, 2016
"There is something profoundly satisfying about seeing familiar characters, familiar scenery, familiar scenes, and familiar storylines. "
By Peter Mead on Jan 5, 2016
Peter Mead explains why "preaching for Monday morning" is not the most important application in your sermon.
By Peter Mead on Dec 22, 2015
Do you have any stock phrases that come out too easily?
By Peter Mead on Dec 12, 2015
Peter Mead offers a helpful list of 15 tips to make the most of your preaching this Christmas.
By Peter Mead on Nov 14, 2015
Your introduction is not the place to proclaim the global impact this one message (via this one messenger) is going to have, or even has had.
By Peter Mead on Oct 16, 2015
“I wouldn’t give a fig for simplicity this side of complexity, but I’d give my right arm for simplicity on the other side of complexity.”
By Peter Mead on Oct 2, 2015
Ideas change lives. People give themselves to ideas. And Christianity is a content-based faith
By Peter Mead on Sep 30, 2015
Everything else flows from these two reasons. Or at least--it should.
By Peter Mead on Aug 31, 2015
Perhaps this list can also help you pray for other preachers, or pastors in your church.
By Peter Mead on Aug 8, 2015
Every illustration should "let the light in." Do yours?
By Peter Mead on Jul 23, 2015
They're in front of us every week. Maybe we can craft our preaching with sensitivity to the listeners in mind.
By Peter Mead on Jun 27, 2015
Some people may overly esteem their nationality, so that it is held on a par with their faith. We wouldn’t want to encourage that.
By Peter Mead on Jun 13, 2015
Shortcuts in exegesis result in a passage idea that does not carry the true content--nor the character--of the passage on which we claim to be preaching.