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Learn more about the art of preaching and gain advice from leaders in the field with a few examples from SermonCentral's collection of hundreds of articles featuring practical how-tos relating to preaching, pastoring and church leadership. Topics ranging from:
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  • sacrifice
  • courage
  • ascension
  • advent
  • apostolic
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  • Christmas
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  • Beaitudes
  • Baptism
  • Baby dedication
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New Dinesh D'Souza Film Tells the "True Story of America"

"America" will answer critics on the nation's politics and Christian heritage.

How 450 Sermons Revealed Four Preaching Truths

LifeWay Research discovered four common factors in good preaching: Are they part of yours?

5 Keys to Sticky Preaching

How to preach "sticky" messages to an ever-changing church.

Does Your Preaching Target People's Ears?

Before the printing press changed the way we process information, preaching was different.

Preaching: 4 Ways to Gain Attention – 3 Ways to Keep It

Two critical skills every preacher needs: how to grab their attention and how to keep it!

It's Time for Some Red Zone Evangelism

Evangelist Kent Tucker gives a practical game plan for evangelism in its most important stage.

6 Benefits of Not Changing Churches

Thinking about moving to another church? Before you do, consider the benefits of "not" changing churches.
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Preaching for Life Change

How can our preaching lead to Christ-like convictions that produce Christ-like character?
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94 Servant Evangelism Ideas for Your Church

Here are some simple and practical tips to get your church started in servant evangelism.

Preaching Beyond the Skeleton

An outline is not a sermon. It needs muscle, blood, and flesh.

Wasting Your Time Preaching

Dr. Larry Moyer shares four ways to be sure your preaching moves your listeners to act.

Fruitful Congregations: Five Practices

Five skills any congregation can--and should--learn.

7 Ways to Get Your Church Onto the Praying Field

What would it take to get the people in our churches off the bench?

4 Ways to Keep Easter Guests Coming Back

Retaining Easter visitors is a big challenge that requires a big plan.

Do We Have to Be Perfect to Preach?

How “good” do we have to be to be “good enough” to preach?

Making the Message Memorable

"I learned early on that if my preaching was to be powerful, it had to be memorable," says Larry Osborne.

Five Safeguards to Fight Boring Preaching

Relevant truth powerfully and clearly delivered is never boring.

Why Preparing Sermons Takes So Long

Proper preparation is not for the faint of heart. It takes prayer, study, and practice.

Preaching Without Cabin Pressure

When the cabin pressure drops at 35,000 feet, life takes on a different set of priorities.

Can We Preach the Tithe?

Dean Shriver suggests a novel approach to the "fuzzy edges" of tithing.
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Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute addresses parents' concerns over teens leaving the church. Powell says what may seem like a teen turning from faith may actually be a young person turning from forms of church that make sense to the parent, but not the child.