Luther on the Marks of a Good Preacher

Today’s guest post comes to us from Carl Trueman for TheAquilaReport.com. While there has been an understandable reaction in parts of the Reformed world against the kind of radical downgrading of ordained ministry which has come to mark much of the evangelical world, this has itself created problems. Perhaps most obvious is the priestly culture it can generate, where the … Read More


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How to Preach Well According to Martin Luther

Today’s guest post comes to us from ProPreacher.com as we celebrate Martin Luther’s contributions to ministry on this 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On top of his many other responsibilities, Luther was a preaching machine. He preached an estimated 4,000 sermons in his lifetime, of which we have approximately 2,300 of those sermons preserved today. On average, Luther preached 120 … Read More


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A. W. Tozer on a Pastor’s Role

“We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.” – A. W. Tozer, American pastor and author


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A. W. Tozer on Preaching

“There is scarcely anything so dull and meaningless as Bible doctrine taught for its own sake. Truth divorced from life is not truth in its biblical sense, but something else and something less.” – A. W. Tozer, American pastor and author


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Freebie Friday – NEW Preaching E-book

Preaching is one of the most important parts of what pastors do – every Sunday, we have an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel and help people work through the complexities of life in a Godly, biblical way. Because of that – there’s been a lot said on and about preaching. And to help you, I wanted to compile 20 of … Read More


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W.A. Criswell on Prioritizing Prayer

“The first priority of the leader is to pray for and be concerned for the welfare of your flock. The key to the rest of our life and ministry will be the investment of prayer we make in the lives of others.” – W.A. Criswell, pastor, author, and president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1968 – 1970


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Protecting Your Voice: 5 Helpful Tips (Part 2 of 2)

Since the voice is a tool that God has given us for the purposes of his kingdom, taking care of our voices is part of our calling. In part one of this two-part blog series, I shared the first two tips in protecting your voice. Here are the remaining 3 tips to try out this week in preparation for your next … Read More


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Three Benefits to a Preaching Team

Today’s guest post comes to us from Michael Duduit for Preaching.com. When I helped plant a church in my area four years ago, we adopted a different leadership model: a preaching team of three that planned together and rotated services for preaching. I found it to be a helpful and stimulating experience as a pastor. In a recent article for … Read More


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