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Evangelist Hélder Favarin gives insights into how to preach the gospel evangelistically in a secularized society. Sometimes preaching “sounds like a foreign language to non-Christians”.
Myth 6: A sermon is just the sum of its parts.
Spurgeon's famous sermon turns 130 years old.
Myth 5: Only well-prepared sermons get blessed.
Myth 4: If the sermon is true, all is well.
Myth 3: If a sermon is really good then listeners will not be offended.
Myth 2: If it bears good fruit then it is a good sermon.
Myth 1: Since the preacher was led by God in the preparation, it would be wrong to evaluate the sermon.
You can preach the landmarks of a Bible book over the course of a few Sundays.
How an eighteenth-century preacher dedicated his life to Christ.
Theologian Michael Reeves explores some of the lessons we can learn from how the Reformers learned to preach Christ half a millennia ago.
The reality we have to face is that we are not immune to such struggles.
In some churches those “in ministry” are expected to have it all together… so there may be nobody to talk to.
We can preach about money after all, the Bible has a lot to say. But it is very awkward to talk about money for preachers.
There is a struggle with temptation that is current and that is real.
The preacher’s family life is real, whether you get to see the inner workings or not!
When a preacher helps them to see that this passage is relevant to their deepest needs, they will give it their full attention.
A closer look at how to preach the Word faithfully.
It hurts when people’s grievances seem to inevitably hit the most visible targets in the church, which tends to be those who lead and preach.
As a preacher, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the expectations of others.
The participants of the “Preaching Workshop” come from “a wide diversity of backgrounds and denominations”. One of its aims is “to train a whole new generation of Bible preachers in Spain”.
“Church planting is a business here”, Dan Huffstutler, director of East Africa Baptist School of Theology, denounces.
For years I sat and heard messages that seemed to be targeted at someone else (and often that someone else was not there). What a wasted opportunity.
Here are some favourites that preachers sometimes find themselves repeating.
Is there a Bible school where you could take a single course? Diligently hunt the best books to read, as well as well-informed people to engage with in conversation.