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A Sermon From Joel Osteen on Hell? Not Likely

Looking to hear a sermon from Pastor Joel Osteen on Hell? Featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, told reporter Tracy Smith why he won't preach about hell.

This is No Time to Preach in Neutral

I believe clarity counts for a lot in the arena of preaching as well. Every congregation needs to hear a clear word of truth and a clear call to action, both personal and corporate. We need preaching with clarity.

Preaching Is More Than Exhortation

Many preachers today seem to be reasonably adept at exhortation, telling their listeners what they should do, must do, need to do, etc. That is a key element in the preaching task, but exhortation alone isn't enough.

7 TEDTalks for Pastors That Will Make You a Better Preacher

You may have studied exegesis, theology, and even counseling people in seminary, but what did you learn about body language, the mechanics of speaking, and overcoming stage fright?

How to Format Your Sermon to Maximize Personal Connection

What do the sermon notes you preach from look like? Have you ever thought about it? The way you format your sermon notes will partly determine how much you look at them.

Have You Fallen Into the “Passionate Preaching Trap”?

If a pastor isn’t careful, they will only preach on the things they find important. This can be good and bad.

3 Tests of Pulpit Plagiarism: Do You Pass Them?

How do we walk the line between preparation and outright theft? Here's help.

9 Life-Saving Tips for Preaching on Hot Topics

You don’t want anything to compromise your effectiveness.

24 Preaching Secrets from 5 of the Best Preachers in North America

These 5 people have worked for years to preach life-changing and God-honoring sermons.

11 Ways to Evaluate Your Own Preaching

The more important our work, the more imperative it is we strive to improve. Here's how.

Shed More Light on Your Preaching: 9 Ways

Every illustration should "let the light in." Do yours?

4 Questions You Should Ask Your Church at the End of the Sermon

A fresh approach to ending your sermon: Ask people to enter into the discussion.

Preaching on Marriage: Here Are 2 Things You MUST Do

After talking to pastors about these topics, many of them expressed a desire to not preach on marriage, relationships or sex. How about you?

Why R.C. Sproul Still Declares: ‘I Believe in Preaching’

"History shows us that the greatest periods of revival and reformation the church has ever seen occur in conjunction with the frequent, consistent and clear preaching of God’s Word."

Your Sermon May Solve Problems but Is That Enough?

Sure: Address people where they are, but take them to another place to meet the Sovereign of the Universe.

10 Gifts Only a Preacher’s Wife Can Give

Joe McKeever: "She has the best seat in the house and the hardest job."

15 Excellent (and Simple) Ways to Improve Your Preaching

Chuck Lawless is leery of telling other people how to improve, but each one of these tips have worked for him.

The Lasting Impact a Preacher Can Make

What my grandfather had said from that pulpit lived on in a beautiful way in the lives of a wonderfully faithful couple.

How We Moved From Theological to Therapeutic Preaching—and Why It Matters

How We Moved From Theological to Therapeutic Preaching—and Why It Matters

Is “Multi-Site Video Preaching” Friend or Foe to Missional Churches?

Veteran pastor David Fitch believes in preaching. He also believes in the power of personal presence.

‘Jesus Christ Is the Only Way’—Disney Star Joshua Bassett Shares His...

Joshua Bassett, one of the stars of Disney’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” has put his trust in Jesus, according to one of his recent tweets and comments he made in his Instagram stories.

Dallas Jenkins on Why ‘The Chosen’ Is Not ‘Adding to Scripture’

Dallas Jenkins joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the principles that guide how “The Chosen” is created and why he believes “God has his hand” on the show.

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