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Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
My best intentions were breeding the worst outcomes. My preaching was winning a hearing in the short-term, but it was actually damaging in the long-term.
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
faith communities. Preaching to the Amen Chorus. struggle. Preaching to Our People. I've learned to contextualize my applications in several ways. First
James Brown: The Word of God Undergirds Everything I Do
The sports broadcaster opens up about preaching, calling, and straddling two different worlds.
How was preaching different from being in front of millions every week as a broadcaster? Sermons are serious business because you're preaching the Lord's Word. It's not a pep talk.
Deep Preaching in a Distracted Age
Will anything capture people's attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work?
Because we chronically distract ourselves, we crave depth. Deep preaching is our best chance to change lives. So how do we get to depth in our preaching?
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Read as Single
Female Insights into the Christmas Story
Women bring unique perspectives when they teach the Word of God.
To say I was intimidated by the thought of preaching in front of the entire congregation would be an understatement —I was terrified. After preaching that
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy
In four years of pastoral ministry, I’ve had to preach through four national tragedies.
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy. In four years of pastoral ministry, I've had to preach through four national tragedies. The Trauma of Preaching in Tragedy.
You Are Needed
The church—the entire body of Christ—needs women leaders.
Every single person in your community needs you leading and organizing, teaching and preaching, serving and guiding. Read as Single Page Page:12|Next.
Pastors, We Need To Stop Expecting Worship Leaders To Do Our Job For Us
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper.
But that goes for sermons, too. Great preaching needs to point us to deeper theological truths and appropriate action, not to the preacher's oratorical flair.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
be the first reference to a celebrity pastor, though he remains notably nameless: “With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
It's amazing how their preaching and their lives change as they read the Bible for themselves, using easy tactics to understand and absorb what the Bible says.
Three Days Post-Election: Pause Before You Pastor
Let’s make these five commitments together.
To read how other Christian women leaders are responding, see “Moving Forward After a Difficult Week.”. Curious what pastors are preaching this Sunday in light of the election results?
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
Another church might believe the role of preaching on Sunday morning should be reserved for men, but could still invite a woman gifted at public speaking to give announcements or
I Grew Up with Two Women Pastors
Seeing two women lead our church gave me the freedom to pursue the gifts God had given me.
I never thought “I can't” because I saw these women teaching and leading. Throughout my teen years, these women mentored me in teaching and preaching.
Is Your Church A Family? 5 Ways To Help It Be A Healthy One
A healthy family doesn’t put up walls to keep newcomers out. They welcome new members with open arms and big parties.
Certainly that time of preaching and teaching the Word is important. But it's not meant to carry all the responsibility for building a healthy church – no matter how good the preaching is.
Ortberg: Preaching Spit and Polish
Why I’m trying to get better at preaching.
I've been here over a decade, I'm trying to improve. The painful side of preaching spit and polish. I'm still learning in sometimes-painful ways, though.
Deep AND Wide
How we're trying to be 'a seeker church with depth.'
But I'm sticking to an appeal that is both deep and wide. Preaching. While we occasionally do book-of-the-Bible expositional series at CCC, 80 percent of my preaching is topical.
How to Woo People into God's Story
Step down from the stage and guide them in the learning experience.
Matthew 4:23 identifies Jesus' ministry tasks while he was here on earth as teaching, preaching, and healing. Jesus was a master homiletician but also a master teacher.