We need to respond with the values that we see in Jesus Christ’s life.
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.
Launching a series is an opportunity to invite people in and to invite people back in who might have drifted from regular attendance.
There is a struggle with temptation that is current and that is real.
There are some things that are preached with great life impact simply through clarity of explanation.
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.
How can we know when instead of promoting the gospel in our context, we are merely reflecting the cultural and sub-cultural norms of our context?
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.
Some churches get very upset if the preacher uses any humour in the pulpit. Other churches esteem humour above all else that comes from the pulpit.
Lindsay Brown closed the European Leadership Forum in Poland challenging participants to recover the centrality of the gospel and strengthen the mission of carrying the message of Christ to the ends of the Earth.
About 800 participants will travel to Poland to take part in specialised networks. John Lennox will be the main Bible teacher during the annual gathering, which aims to strengthen God’s mission in European countries.
20 suggestions for a better connection between preacher and listeners.
The heavenly hope was, for Peter, no “pie in the sky when we die” – it was a real and life defining certain expectation.
We need to listen well, watch carefully, pray diligently, and keep in mind that in pastoral care situations there will be multiplied factors at play.
Simple preaching is powerful preaching.
The preacher speaks a message that is intensely personal, yet also expansively global in scope.
“Many people never read big chunks of the Bible at all, they just return again and again to the bits they experience as inspiring or comforting”, says researcher Ruth Perrin.
The testimony of a wonderful man of God, John Harper (1872-1912).
It is good to rethink the gospel presentations we use.
Most of the time most of us remain blissfully unaware of riches with which we have not yet engaged.
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”.
Both content and form speak of the divine heart beating on every page of the Bible.
A closer look at Spurgeon's teaching on regeneration.