How should we report about Justin Bieber, Kanye West and other cases of well-known personalities who are considering the Christian faith?
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.
Like a good parent you won’t be able to serve up a feast at every meal, but you will look to offer health at every opportunity.
Present the object of faith better, don’t just pressure people to have better faith.
A healthy church requires more than just a good diet from the pulpit.
Andrés Reid leads preaching workshops in Spain. He emphasises the importance of looking for excellence, being faithful to the Bible and living lives that shine in society.
I think it would be wise to schedule a break here and there.
True biblical preaching should always be potentially life-changing, and not at just the superficial level of traditional “to-do list” applications.
“I had one of the most moving moments of my life during the film”, says Argentinian actor Gaston Pauls, who plays the role of Luis Palau.
Knowing yourself and knowing your preaching will increasingly help you to anticipate where a sermon may start to drag.
There is no one-size fits all introduction.
I keep hearing messages that start with an engaging or humorous story (great! Attention grabbed!) and then an awkward transition to the message.