Tension Keeps Your Hearers Stuck to the Sermon

Today’s guest post comes to us from Yancey Arrington for PreachingToday.com. You know that feeling of being locked in as preacher? When you depart from the pulpit confident that the message you intended to give was the one given. You witnessed congregants lean forward and engage every movement of your message. All the words pouring from your mouth feel less … Read More


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Spurgeon on Preaching

  “Whatever subject I preach, I do not stop until I reach the Savior, the Lord Jesus, for in Him are all things.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  influential 19th Century Pastor and author, known as the “Prince of Preachers”


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Fuller on the Sum of All Wisdom

“To know the Word of God, to live the Word of God, to preach the Word, to teach the Word, is the sum of all wisdom, the heart of all Christian service.” – Charles E. Fuller, Pioneer Broadcaster and Educator April 25, 1887 – March 18, 1968


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Sunday Scripture: The Golden Text

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 (NLT)


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4 Ways to Create a Short Sermon Series from a Big Bible Book

Today’s guest post comes to us from EvangelicalFocus.com. You can preach the landmarks of a Bible book over the course of a few Sundays. Let’s say you want to preach from a bigger book, but you like the idea of shorter series – is that possible?  Here are a few suggestions: 1. Preach a shorter section – instead of feeling … Read More


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Preaching Myths

Today’s guest post comes to us from Peter Mead for EvangelicalFocus.com. There are plenty of myths floating around. You may have heard of some. You may have thought of others. Here are a few that bear a little bit of scrutiny. Let’s start with this one: 1. Since the preacher was led by God in the preparation, it would be … Read More


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Broadus on the Necessity of Powerful Preaching

“In every age of Christianity, since John the Baptist drew crowds into the desert, there has been no great religious movement, no restoration of Scripture truth, and reanimation of genuine piety, without new power in preaching, both as cause and as effect.” – John Albert Broadus, dubbed “the world’s greatest living preacher” by Charles Spurgeon


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Last Chance: Planning Your 2018 Preaching Calendar Webinar

Save yourself HOURS and set up your preaching plan for the New Year: starting tomorrow you can attend one of the final six sessions of my all-new Planning Your 2018 Preaching Calendar webinar. This has been our most popular webinar — I didn’t want you to miss the training that has helped so many other senior pastors! This webinar is … Read More


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John Broadus on Preaching

“Brethren, we must preach the doctrines; we must emphasize the doctrines; we must go back to the doctrines. I fear that the new generation does not know the doctrines as our fathers knew them.” – John Albert Broadus, dubbed “the world’s greatest living preacher” by Charles Spurgeon


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