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Nationalism or Christianity?

A Canadian visitor attends an American church and wonders who, exactly, is the hope of the world.

What to Do About Grace: 4 Down-to-Earth Suggestions

"She said to me, 'You expected a lot from us, and I never felt I could meet those expectations.' These comments have haunted me."

Preaching Is Spiritual Warfare Each and Every Week

Sherman Cox has a straightforward message: You are at war. Remember that.

Is It Still Necessary to Preach About Divine Wrath?

Steven Lawson of Ligonier Ministries says "yes." Here's why.

8 Tools to Explain a Biblical Passage Clearly

Preaching is a complex ministry, but one of the core ingredients is effective explanation of the biblical text.

Help This Week’s Sermon Last Deep Into Next Week: 5 Tips

If you’re not intentional about furthering that content past Sunday, you’re doing a disservice to the people whom God has entrusted to you to serve.

7 Secrets: How to Make Your Preaching Relevant

The Bible is relevant. We don’t need to “make it relevant,” but we do need to demonstrate how it is relevant.

Short Sermons Are Almost Always Better: 3 Reasons

Could you work with a "hard" 30-minute limit to your preaching?

Your 7-Step Survival Guide to Preaching Multiple Services

"I’ll have these huge adrenaline highs while I’m preaching, I repeat this process for the next service, then I go home and collapse."

God Doesn’t Need Cops in the Pulpit—He Needs Preachers

There's a big difference between drawing a crowd and preaching a sermon. The church is desperate for life-giving preachers.

What Are You Doing to Raise Up the Next Generation of Preachers?

It's amazing the amount of men in local churches desiring to be pastors and considering a call to preach, but are never given the opportunity to actually preach.

I Preached 98 Times in 2 Years—Is That Too Much?

Josh Reich recommends every pastor should ask himself this question: What are my limits?

Maybe You *Should* Be a “Cotton Candy Preacher”

Most pastors talk about "Meat & Potatoes" sermons. But what's wrong with a little cotton candy now and then?

Preaching: Lull Your Listeners to Sleep in 6 Easy Steps

There’s nothing like a good snoozer of a sermon. But what does it take to preach a sermon that makes your listeners fall sound asleep?

2 Contradictions We Should Remember EveryTime We Preach

Effective preaching requires learning to negotiate the perilous waters between two strategies.

5 Ways to Overcome Nerves Before You Preach

She took my hand, which was freezing cold, leaned over and whispered, “Are you nervous? Your hand is freezing.” I nodded, “Yep.”

Practice Your Sermon Delivery? Yes! 7 Reasons Why

It makes a difference: preparing my heart before the Lord, scheduling adequate study time and practicing my sermon.
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If You Must Preach at a Funeral, Include These 3 Elements

Practical advice: “Don’t preach them into heaven. Don’t preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”
Are there Bible verses for every situation?

Are There Bible Verses for Every Situation?

Those who demand a Scripture verse for everything they do place an intolerable burden on the Christian life never intended by the Heavenly Father.

Does Your Preaching Connect the Dots Between the Cross and Discipleship?

Discover how personal identification and participation with Jesus marks the life of each disciple—past, present and future.

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