For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Preaching

Hope for the weary preacher

Father, as I preach, guide me in truth. Protect me from error. Show them he’s true. Let them taste of his beauty.

Your audience may be small, but your sermon’s impact may be huge

Instead of waiting for the removal of difficulties, we ought to consider them as purposely laid in our way, in order to try the sincerity of our religion.

3 Elements that need to be in every funeral sermon

“Don’t preach them into heaven. Don’t preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”

Preach holiness, for we are not frightened enough

God is holy and we are not, yet that seldom frightens us into action.

I am a sinner preaching to sinners

I am not worthy to be a minister, but Christ was worthy for me. I do not and will not measure up, but Jesus perfectly measured up for me. The gospel is true for God’s people in the pew and it is true for me, his herald, as well.

Five ways to fight “preaching hangover”

You may call it something different, but every pastor knows it well. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place on Monday as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s Word to God’s people the day before.

Recovering from a bad sermon

How should a preacher handle the occasional failure even after extensive study and spiritual preparation?

Should I ever break from an expository sermon series?

I am a shepherd who preaches, not a preacher who shepherds. In other words, I am not merely a Bible teacher exegeting the text, but a pastor walking through life with the people I serve and applying the texts I exegete.