• The Old Testament clearly shows that the rise and fall of Israel was determined by its spiritual condition. When the people worshiped God, and their...
    10 Ways to Pray for a Troubled...
    By J. Lee Grady
    October 26th, 2016

    Preaching
  • On a recent Sunday at church, right on the front row, stood a happy-dancer.She could barely contain her joy during the music. Singing at the top of ...
    Is Emotion Essential to Worshi...
    By David Murrow
    October 19th, 2016

    Preaching
  • Two hundred years ago, lectures and speeches were common. People assembled to hear learned individuals lecture on a variety of topics because this w...
    Are Sermons Becoming Obsolete?
    By David Murrow
    October 12th, 2016

    Preaching
  • Scripture reading has been the single most powerful spiritual discipline in my life. I have gained more spiritual insight and had more heartwa...
    Powerful Ways to Use Your Bibl...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    October 05th, 2016

    Preaching
  • Is there room for a prophetic voice in the church today? Is it possible for a preacher to gain a hearing while pointing out the ways that peop...
    Why We Need Prophetic Preachin...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    September 28th, 2016

    Preaching
  • There’s a perception among longtime churchgoers that the only acceptable way to teach or publicize the message of Jesus is a straight, verbal serm...
    Gospel or Gimmick?
    By David Murrow
    September 21st, 2016

    Preaching
  • As a preacher, I have long taken inspiration from popular singers. It isn’t their message or popularity that interests me but their creativity, pa...
    What Lyle Lovett Taught Me Abo...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    September 14th, 2016

    Preaching
  • I work in Christian publishing, and I served in pastoral ministry for some 20 years. So on behalf of myself and the industry I represent, allow me ...
    There Is No Easy Path to Spiri...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    August 31st, 2016

    Preaching
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is known as a civil rights leader and as a great orator. His iconic speech, “I Have a Dream,” is one of the greatest ...
    6 Things MLK Can Teach Us Abou...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    August 24th, 2016

    Preaching
  • It was Francis of Assisi who said, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary use words.” Actually, that’s not true. Francis never said it....
    Lost for Words
    By Steve Addison
    August 17th, 2016

    Preaching
  • Martin Short is quite possibly the funniest person on earth. I recently attended his one-man show, and he kept the audience in stitches for 90 minute...
    Don't Blame the Sound Guy
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    August 03rd, 2016

    Preaching
  • I have learned to understand faith I have to put it in terms of a relationship. When we speak of a Biblical faith, we are speaking in terms of havin...
    Are You Struggling to Understa...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 27th, 2016

    Preaching
  • A movement is held together by a common cause. That’s why movements find it so much easier to adapt their methods to the needs of the hour. In eig...
    Follow Up the Punch
    By Steve Addison
    July 20th, 2016

    Preaching
  • Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you ...
    Preaching Paul's Gospel
    By Steve Addison
    July 13th, 2016

    Preaching
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is known as a civil rights leader and as a great orator. His iconic speech, “I Have a Dream,” is one of the greatest ...
    Six Old-School Ways to Improve...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    June 29th, 2016

    Preaching
  • An important ingredient in every disciple-making movement is plenty of “mouth to ear” evangelism. I’m a reluctant evangelist. So I sought wise c...
    10 Commandments for Reluctant ...
    By Steve Addison
    June 22nd, 2016

    Preaching
  • In my thirty years of ministry as a Christian psychologist I have talked to many people who have been spiritually harmed by their family or church ...
    Biblical Blunders that Bruise ...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    June 15th, 2016

    Preaching
  • I think I am getting tired of church again. Please do not worry about that comment, it happens to me every once in a while. Let me point out a few t...
    The Event of Church
    By Michael Hidalgo
    June 08th, 2016

    Preaching
  • Here are a few words that don’t exist in English but should, especially for pastors. Words that Don’t Exist in English Many words that have no dir...
    Words Every Pastor Should Know
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    June 01st, 2016

    Preaching
  • By Wallace Henley, Christian Post ColumnistNoteworthy men, including a former president of the United States, erudite academics, acclaimed celebriti...
    The Terrible Logic of Hell
    By Wallace Henley
    May 18th, 2016

    Preaching
  • Although there are several preaching styles, nearly all sermons these days fall into two broad categories: textual and topical. Given that numbing l...
    Inject Imagination Into Your P...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    May 11th, 2016

    Preaching
  • I entered pastoral ministry in 1986, and I’ve experimented relentlessly with preaching forms and techniques for nearly three decades. Preaching to...
    How to Preach Without Notes (A...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    May 04th, 2016

    Preaching
  • My earliest preaching mentors taught me that every sermon needed four things: a compelling introduction, a body that included two or three points o...
    Seven Things Your Sermon Must ...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    April 13th, 2016

    Preaching
  • By Neil ColeIs it possible that being moral can be just as bad as being immoral from a spiritual perspective? Wow, let that question simmer for a mom...
    Doing Good Can Be the Enemy of...
    By Neil Cole
    March 23rd, 2016

    Preaching
  • What a precious gift it is that you and I have a Bible in our language that we can hold in our hands! 500 years ago William Tyndale was one of the p...
    Bible Reading that Transforms ...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    February 24th, 2016

    Preaching
  • "Nana, can we do that The Ology book again tonight?” Lacey scrambles up on my super-sized bed, her freshly showered hair dripping slow right down h...
    Theology for Kids
    By Jo Ann Fore
    February 10th, 2016

    Preaching
  • There’s a view out there that we don’t need to make a special effort to find people far from God. You don’t need to add something to your alre...
    To Search or Not to Search
    By Steve Addison
    January 14th, 2016

    Preaching
  • By Wayne Cordeiro The Lord has taken us and transferred us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His Son. Our hearts have been transferred...
    A Different Drum
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    December 02nd, 2015

    Preaching
  • When I was young my parents forced me to sit in church with them and listen to the preacher. It was agonizing, until he began providing his sermon n...
    Where Is the Sermon Going?
    By Michael Hidalgo
    November 18th, 2015

    Preaching
  • I was hanging out today with 4 unlikely leaders. Each has a unique talent we can emulate; each has a strength that is worth modeling. And it just m...
    Four Unlikely Leaders to Follo...
    By Bill Donahue
    November 11th, 2015

    Preaching
  • My being a pastor is direct evidence of God having a sense of humor. The truth is, he simply redeemed my incessant need to be the center of attentio...
    You Don't Have to Teach Alone
    By Michael Hidalgo
    October 28th, 2015

    Preaching
  • All of Jesus’ disciples are to make others what they themselves are—disciples of Jesus Christ. DA Carson Jesus’ universal authority is central...
    Teach Them to Obey
    By Steve Addison
    October 21st, 2015

    Preaching
  • If you’re a pastor then you know the tension in this made-up scenario. "Pastor, can you announce the next meeting of the Faithful Followers meeting?...
    What Do You Promote from the S...
    By Ron Edmondson
    October 14th, 2015

    Preaching
  • I am writing this blog post in response to the shootings in Oregon last week. How should we respond to tragedies such as this one? I can immediately...
    Three Ways for Christians to R...
    By Ron Edmondson
    October 07th, 2015

    Preaching
  • By Wayne CordeiroMiracles happen every day. The Bible says that in heaven, there will be no more tears and no more sorrow. It is normal in heaven ...
    Thy Kingdom Come
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 30th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Everywhere I go from Nairobi to New York people are out looking for people or houses of peace. Following Jesus’ example and instructions they ar...
    Shall We Follow Jesus or Liste...
    By Steve Addison
    September 23rd, 2015

    Preaching