The preparation of a sermon will be a privilege, an opportunity for God to mark your life profoundly.
Is your Bible old and static, or dynamic and relationally connecting?
Last minute preparation is not ideal, but it is possible and it is still better to prepare as much as you can, rather than not prepare at all.
Boring people through preaching is too dangerous to let it happen even once more.
When we preach the Bible, let’s not settle for a tips-for-life kind of relevance.
This was the sixth edition of the youth event in Poland, in which over 3,500 people have already participated so far.
Let’s take to heart the strength of Jesus’ conclusion to his famous Sermon on the Mount for ourselves and for others.
Evangelical churches are more practical than reflective on pressing issues such as the energy crisis or the impact on the quality of life due to limited living resources.
An inteview with Manuel Rainho, the General Secretary of Portuguese IFES Group.
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 evaluate our churches and make sure we are not adding any unnecessary barriers for guests that come along.
Dave Patty, Founder of Josiah Venture, talks about 5 teaching methods Jesus used in the Sermon on the Mount.
Preaching is about exegesis and communication,pastoral care, leadership and discipleship, but it should be preeminently about prayer.
If you are asked to preach, prepare. Prepare humbly. Prepare prayerfully. Prepare as if “apart from me, you can do nothing”.
There are various ways in which we can start to lean on a powerful crescendo too much, and thereby weaken our preaching.
A study shows that 26% of pastors have personally struggled with mental issues. Most leaders talk about mental health at church and feel equipped to provide help.
You have to think through the situation: who is preaching, to whom, what are they used to, what is the preacher capable of doing, what is the subject matter, etc.
The preacher will have a lot more material after the exegesis than they are able to present in the sermon.
In the sermon, remember that some details need no more than a passing comment, while others are critical and central to the passage.
We have to fight against the flatness in our preaching to be as engaging as possible.
The spiritual gravitas and countless other personal and ministry benefits only come from diligent exegetical labour.
The Christian life is not covered by a one-day seminar, it is a lifelong journey of preparation for eternity to come.
Hélder Favarin, evangelist and pastor in Spain, addresses some of the challenges of preaching to both Christians and non-Christians.
By reinforcing and reviewing a Bible book, the series allows for the teaching to sink in and be applied more effectively.
Let us preach the Gospel clearly as we carefully handle God’s inspired Scriptures with precision and integrity.