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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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6 Things You May Have Missed in Seminary

"Your biggest challenge will not be with the pulpit," says Larry Moyer.

Preaching the Messy Lives of the Bible

The great lives of the Bible are often dysfunctional ones.

Preaching a Faith Worth Believing In

"The Christianity worth believing in is about more than what we can get out of it," says James Choung.

20 Non-Preaching Websites for Better Preaching

A ChurchLeaders.com editor offers 20 sites to help your sermon prep.

The Gospel of Judas for Pastors

This past April, the National Geographic Society unveiled the Gospel of Judas.  The manuscript had been discovered in Egypt in the late 1970s, is written...

10 Tips for Avoiding the Pitfalls of Plagiarism

Sermon preparation never has to involve plagiarism. Here are 10 tips for avoiding it.

Giving Thanks from a Wheelchair

Giving thanks. This is the one time of year where everyone takes time out, even if only for a moment, right before they dive...

Double Your Church

You can double your church in five years or less by equipping small groups to double every two years or less. Small groups can be...

Squaring Off with Bible Illiteracy: 7 Bricks for a Solid Foundation

My grandfather was quite a character. Born in 1906, he spent his entire life on the same Midwest farm. In fact, he died in...

5 Things Every Father Can Do This Father’s Day—and Beyond

This Father’s Day, don’t worry about what you’re going to get—think about how to make a real difference in the life of your child.

The Humor of Jesus

Does Jesus make ever you laugh? Consider the joy of Jesus in this article.

Is There Such a Thing as a Complegalitarian?

Pastor Discusses Complegalitarian

Using Math to Preach

Here are a few Bible-related questions to ponder: What is significant about the year Methuselah died? (And why does it matter?) What was the wine worth...

Self-Examination and the Heart of a Preacher

Take A Spiritual Check-up

Stoking Our Passion for Prayer

Me? Teach you about prayer? Hmmm. That’s a challenge. It’s a bit like preaching a sermon on humility; it’s a topic fraught with the...

Reversing the Marriage Implosion

My 24-year old daughter recently participated in a wedding that many merely dream about: the Ritz-Carlton, beautifully manicured acreage, surrounding waterscapes, celebrative music filling...

The Case for the Hour-Long Church Service

For some Christian leaders, an hour-long service can be viewed as too short, if not restrictive. For the people we are trying to reach, however, an hour may seem long, if not excessive.
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Robert Morris, Gateway Church's senior pastor, preached a service last week at Coffield prison, where he emphasized that God’s heart is not to condemn sinners, but to show kindness by blessing us when we don’t deserve it.

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