A good expository preacher knows that a story has its own way of carrying and conveying its point.
It does take effort, and prayer, and time, to make sense of the Bible, but no matter how tough some parts may be, it can be understood.
Seek to define the values of the church and aspire to be a church that God will trust with newcomers and new believers.
Although the government says the ban “will not impact everyday religious practice”, evangelicals warn “there are questions on the details which will require further clarity”.
Transitions can be treated as automatic, but by neglecting them we miss a vital part of sermonic effectiveness.
God created us with an incredible set of emotions to help drive us through the challenges of life, but He never intended us to travel that path alone.
More than 40 million people used Bible reading apps and websites, sharing around 15 million verses on Easter Sunday.
There is a strong connection between what is going on in the preacher and what will go on in the listeners.
UK Anglican leaders released a statement praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians”. “Reconciliation is central to our future", Justin Welby said in the House of Lords.
There are some things that are preached with great life impact simply through clarity of explanation.