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Center your preaching on Spurgeon’s 3 R’s

Spurgeon called the 3 R’s “three doctrines that must be preached above all else,” and they draw from three different chapters of Scripture that “deal with the things in the fullest manner:” Genesis 3:14-15 (Ruin), Romans 3:21-26 (Redemption), John 3:1-8 (Regeneration). Why do I think it makes a good preaching or evangelism method? Because each of…

Three ways to show church members the value of regular church attendance

What if you miss something bigger than missing out on a sermon or singing when you don’t gather with your church body?

5 Reasons Church Revitalization is Risky

Church revitalization leaders should be consummate students of risk-taking.

Pastor, God may lavish you with uncomfortable grace

The pages of Scripture overflow with the doctrine of uncomfortable grace.

What the Bible Says About Leading Difficult People

Annoyance is not an attribute someone can possess; it’s a response we have.

The Exclusivity of Christ Isn’t an Abstract Doctrine. It Will Change Your Life

Do you shrink back from saying what you believe to gain the praise of others?

In ministry, numbers are important (but they aren’t everything)

Every number is a person, with a face and a soul—but we must remember that we are not pastoring assembly lines.

The Lord’s Supper is not for “you.” It’s for us.

The Lord’s Supper is not a private meal that individuals share with Jesus. It is a communal meal for all of Christ’s people to worship together.

4 steps to spiritual survival for bi-vocational pastors

All faithful pastors regularly feel pressed to their limits. Here’s how to thrive in your weakness.

Why I read Proverbs every day

I plan to continue this practice for the rest of my life, for I never outgrow the need for the practical wisdom of this divinely-inspired book.

Why it’s not enough for your sermon to be truthful

Sermons must be accurate and eloquent. Pointing people to Christ through proclaiming the Scripture demands committed excellence in every way from every fiber of our being.

2 tips for using technology (without losing your soul)

Let’s power down, seek to connect with one another, and encourage each other to press on as we together proclaim the faith once for all delivered to the saints .

5 questions to ask before preaching any sermon

There are many more questions we could ask of our sermons, but these five get to the heart of biblical preaching.

8 reasons you need the Puritans more than you think

The Puritans can teach us how to suffer, serve, and lead with faithfulness.

Should a pastor use Greek and Hebrew in his sermon?

5 steps to using Greek and Hebrew in your sermons (without boring your church)

How to pursue self-control (without being a legalist)

To have self-control is to fight temptation and put sin to death. Not just one day, every day. Not just one hour, every hour.

Dealing with disappointment to the glory of God

Disappointment is a gauge of how a person perceives his life—what he believes about it and wants from it.

3 ways to misread the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount may be the most well-known and most misunderstood sermon in all of history.