The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
As pastors, ministers, church leaders and preachers, we need to be very confident in God’s Word as we plunge into a global crisis.
For the most part, just decent biblical preaching is the meat and vegetables your church needs to grow healthy and strong.
The starting point is always fellowship with the Father. We cannot give what we are not first receiving.
Analysis of the five paradoxes in preaching by John Stott.
There are plenty of reasons why we should preach, but what would you add to this list of rubbish reasons?
Law is now being made on the basis of which ‘victim’ group can claim priority.
While you may use multiple texts, it is not primarily to build the main idea, but rather to reinforce the main idea.
There is a strong connection between what is going on in the preacher and what will go on in the listeners.
Make sure any flourishes work to support the preaching of the text, not to steal the spotlight away from it.
Speaking the truth may be challenging, but building up takes it to a higher level again.
Perhaps we too easily skim over the more minor characters that fill the pages of our Bibles?
As preachers, as pastors, or as parents, let’s not usurp the Spirit’s role and try to force things along.
What our churches need is for people to have their hearts and minds engaged with the Word of God.
His Bible expositions were adorned by familiar illustrations taken from everyday life. Deceptively simple in appearance, they concealed a vast erudition and deep understanding of Scripture.
With different speakers (be they team members or visiting speakers), there is potentially some need to introduce the speaker.
If difficulties arise, immature Christians soon disappear, because the last thing they are willing to do is endure difficulties.
True biblical preaching is not primarily about outlines. It is about heart-to-heart communication.
Pastor Oluwole Ilesanmi had his Bible taken away and was arrested. Over 45,000 have signed a petition, asking authorities to protect freedom of speech for preachers.
Stephen knew that the only listener that ultimately mattered was the one standing to receive him into glory.
Jesus is not in the habit of fanning the flames of our egos as we pray.
Instead of simply provoking a celebratory nod from “the choir” in your church, why not clarify what you mean in your explanation, and what you mean by way of application?
Always take a look and see what the context of the Biblical text is offering by way of motivation.
Prepare and preach a sermon that has a fingerprint as unique as the passage it is based on.
When you receive feedback make sure that instead of letting praise go to your head or criticism to your heart, first take it all to the throne.
Around 70 participants from all over Spain joined to work and pray together, reflecting about how the Bible gives answers to questions of the new generations.