We seek to make that main idea so clear, transformative, evident from the text and applicationally earthed, that we will genuinely have preached the text before we sit down.
Let’s preach in light of 1 Thessalonians 1 and dare to believe that we are participating in the transformation of lives for eternity.
Preaching is about exegesis and communication,pastoral care, leadership and discipleship, but it should be preeminently about prayer.
The Christian life is not covered by a one-day seminar, it is a lifelong journey of preparation for eternity to come.
Scientists and Christians currently both believe in a starting point for creation, but then diverge from there. An article by Terry Young.
The outline is an overview of your strategy for communicating the biblical idea relevantly to the hearts of your listeners.
Perhaps our frustrating experiences are confirmation that our ministry is actually going according to plan.
There are lots of things to be aware of between the beginning of the service and the sermon itself.
Prince Philip died at the age of 99. “He was extremely interested in theology”. Many religious leaders showed their condolences and highlighted his faith.
Does our preaching feel stilted? Do we sound slightly wooden, hesitant?
The Caffè Biblico, served online on Youtube, “has helped us to continue sharing a fresh message every day when we could not meet”, Italian pastors say.
The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka publishes a report analysing messages in social media against religious minorities.
Transitions can be treated as automatic, but by neglecting them we miss a vital part of sermonic effectiveness.
Seek to speak from God’s heart to theirs: sensitively, passionately, directly, and clearly.
You will never have a perfect message, but prayerfully do what you can.
A familiar text may require less exegetical work, but be sure that your listeners are getting fresh preaching because you have prepared your heart as well as your message.
For some of us, time tends to move past quickly and sometimes erratically. It is helpful to figure out where the time actually goes.
Listeners will listen gripped by well organized and well-presented material.
If Jesus is who he claims to be, he is worthy of all your faith, your worship, your love.
Kay Carter, Director of communications at Tyndale House, analyses how Christian scholars can engage with society to communicate the message of the gospel.
In her first-ever Easter message, Queen Elizabeth II shared the Christian hope amid the coronavirus crisis.
Let us listen carefully, think deeply, change appropriately to the messages from the media and speak relevantly through the media into our society.
The starting point is always fellowship with the Father. We cannot give what we are not first receiving.
The UK Prime Minister recalls Christians who celebrate Christmas “in secret”. Queen Elisabeth says: “Through His teaching, Jesus Christ shows the world how small steps can overcome divisions”.
What our churches need is for people to have their hearts and minds engaged with the Word of God.