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9 Teaching Methods of Jesus

Jesus was the master teacher. Thousands would gather to hang on his every word. People traveled far and wide just to hear him. The lessons he taught spread like fire and literally changed the world.

God Sustains the Weary with a Word

From Isaiah: the Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.

Pastor – Take This Sleep Deprived Quiz

One third of all Americans are sleep deprived. I imagine pastors exceed that percentage. Take this sleep deprived quiz. Mentally check below the statements that apply to you.

7 Deadly Sins of Guest Preaching

Stay away from these deadly sins and have your next guest preaching opportunity go better than you ever imagined!

The Spiritual Wilderness Is Not a Waste – 4 Reasons

The wilderness experience pushes us to the edge of despair and giving up. We feel our limits, insufficiency and inability to deliver ourselves.

How To Fight Lustful Thoughts Biblically—Advice From an Ex-Porn Star

What should Christians do if they struggle with lustful thoughts? Ex-porn star Brittni De La Mora shares some advice from her own experience with dealing with lust after she left the porn industry.

5 Rhetorical Questions From Paul

The questions Paul asks and the answers he provides profoundly confront the doubts we can have about the nature of God’s love.

The Top 3 Regrets of 95-Year-Olds and How They Help Us Get a Heart of Wisdom

One way to get a heart of wisdom is to learn from people more experienced than we are and to take to heart the lessons they learned.

How to Preach a Text You Don’t Fully Understand

If you're engaged in expository preaching, chances are you've had to teach on a passage you don't fully understand.

Joe McKeever: I Love These 10 Great Passages From the Word of God

I do love the Word of God. And I love how those well-known familiar passages keep yielding insights and blessings. Here are a few thoughts on 10 passages from the Word of God I dearly love.

There’s No Such Thing as Retiring From Ministry

Last month marked one year since I stepped away from the pastorate. I’ve shunned the term retirement like the plague, vowing to remain active in ministry and seeking to use the rest of my life to serve the Lord.

How Not to Be a Spiritual Drifter

Don’t let your ego make you a spiritual drifter, unclaimed and useless to the Universal Church of Jesus Christ.

4 Reasons You Should Be a Kids Ministry Volunteer

Last weekend I was not scheduled to teach in our adult services at Mariners Church so I volunteered to teach Sunday morning in our kids ministry. I am so thankful for those who serve in kids ministry each week.

Messages for Youth: 7 Important Bible Truths Pastors Must Repeat

Messages for youth must contain certain essential Bible basics. Youth pastors and youth workers must say these seven important truths over and over. Discover why!

20 Benedictions Examples You Can Use to Bless Your Church

Benedictions are divine blessings from Scripture pronounced by the minister in order to equip God’s people as He sends them out into the world to live for Christ.

13 Characteristics of Great Sermons — Inspired by Charles Spurgeon

Nothing changes a human heart like the preaching of the Word of God. Also, nothing grows a church faster than better preaching. Here are 13 characteristics of great sermons, inspired by Charles Haddon Spurgeon's Lectures to My Students. 

10 Dangerous Distractions for a Pastor

In this busy life, the threat of being distracted is very real for all of us, and it is no less dangerous for pastors. Keep your ministry focused by avoiding these 10 distractions.

6 Elements of Daily Prayer Time With God

I’m convinced that the one thing that will change everything about your life for the positive is establishing a daily quiet time with God.

5 Snares of the Enemy

We could list multiple snares of the enemy, where he tries to trap us in sin. Here, though, are some reminders we likely all need:

10 Disappointing Misconceptions About Pastors

Leaders and laypeople alike are some of God’s greatest gifts to us, and I love being in the dozens of churches where I speak each year. At the same time, though, laypersons sometimes have misconceptions about pastors that I think hurt their leaders.

Senate To Vote on Landmark Bill To Protect Same-Sex Marriage

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex marriages and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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