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One Step Every Pastor Can Take to Move Closer to the People

Just one step can cross boundaries and move you into a zone of great importance—it's true in romance, in fighting and in preaching.

Preach Like It's Good News!

I encourage you today to be strategic when preaching the Good News.

What Is the Mysterious Power Behind Every Great Preacher?

Preacher, make it your pledge that you never again will enter your pulpit alone.

The Problem With John the Baptist

Do you even wonder if John the Baptist made the first Christians as uncomfortable as he does us?

Dig Deep: Discover the Mystery of the Ministry of the Word

I am always interested to read a different definition of preaching.  It is helpful to ponder what it is we do and definitions can...

Dig Deep: Discover the Mystery of the Ministry of the Word

When a pastor stands up to preach, the Spirit works in mysterious ways.

Three Ways to Overcome the "Stale" Christmas Story

Solid advice PLUS worship planning tips early in the season.

One-Sided Preaching Misrepresents God: How Many Sides Does Your Preaching Have?

Great preaching recognizes that God has called the preacher to be both a prophet and a priest.

Should Your Preaching Swing for the Fences Every Sunday?

As preachers, we want to see phenomenal results every week when people encounter God through our worship gatherings.

Discipleship at the Movies: Five Lessons

In "Gravity," we find a poignant portrayal of what Christian discipleship might look like.

Becoming a Better Preacher Is About More Than Experience. Here's Why:

When people tell me how much better I am than I used to be, I ask, “Why? What makes you say that?”

Do We Owe Every Wedding a Fresh Sermon?

Weddings are about the only time we experience the pleasantly disorienting sight of church pews filled with more young people than old.

Exhortation Just Isn't Enough, Your Preaching Needs More

Exhortation without identification, inspiration and application is unlikely to produce life-change in the listener.

You CAN Find the Perfect Sermon Illustration—Every Time

It just requires a little thought and some creativity, but your people will be grateful that you took the time to create the perfect scenario for them.

10 Must-Have Tips for Giving a Public Invitation

In the wing of the Christian faith where I dwell and minister, when a pastor preaches, he expects people to respond, either publically at that moment or later in private. Or both.

If You Have More Degrees Than a Thermostat You Might be Overcooking Your Preaching

If you have more degrees than a thermostat, you might be overcooking your preaching.

One Part of Our Preaching is Overworked and Overlooked—You'll Be Surprised

Every side of Christian ministry has a physical aspect. Preaching is no exception.

‘Redeeming Love’ Movie Releases—But Should Christians Go See It?

The film, “Redeeming Love,” based on the Christian novel of the same name, released today in theaters. Author Francine Rivers says her story demonstrates “the pursuing love that God shows to His people,” but Christian author Phylicia Masonheimer believes it could be "enormous stumbling block" for some.

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

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