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The UK Prime Minister recalls Christians who celebrate Christmas “in secret”. Queen Elisabeth says: “Through His teaching, Jesus Christ shows the world how small steps can overcome divisions”.
What our churches need is for people to have their hearts and minds engaged with the Word of God.
Prepare and preach a sermon that has a fingerprint as unique as the passage it is based on.
Present the object of faith better, don’t just pressure people to have better faith.
Knowing yourself and knowing your preaching will increasingly help you to anticipate where a sermon may start to drag.
Charles David Kelley, painter and president of Bridge Builders International, examines the convergence of art, culture, and faith from a Biblical perspective.
Whichever way you plan your church Christmas schedule, you do need to pray for sensitivity to a set of potential people present.
We run the risk of making the humour a feature of the message, and sail very close to being an entertainer, which is a far lesser calling than being an engaging authentic proclaimer of God’s Word.
“At Christmas, our attention is drawn to the birth of a baby. Billions of people now follow his teaching and find in him the guiding light for their lives. I am one of them.”
A 21-minute short film features U2 frontman Bono and theologian Eugene Peterson talking about how the Psalms have impacted their lives.