Some thoughts on preaching

I am a pastor. The favorite part of my job is preaching. This year I have enjoyed preaching more than ever and I believe my preaching is more effective than ever. Here are some reflections on what I've been doing... I've been teaching verse by verse through books of the Bible. Since January of 2011 … Continue reading Some thoughts on preaching

Guaranteed to improve your teaching skills…

Yes, that's right! This piece of advice I'm about to share with you will greatly enhance your listenability¬†and make you more effective as a teacher and speaker. This advice comes from a pretty wise and persuasive teacher, Solomon. Here it is... The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction (Proverbs 16:21). … Continue reading Guaranteed to improve your teaching skills…

Money isn’t everything

John Wesley had just taken up a "large sum of money" for the Indian schools in America. After collecting the offering he reflected in his journal: "A large sum of money is now collected; but will money convert Heathens? Find preachers of David Brainerd's spirit, and nothing can stand before them; but without this, what … Continue reading Money isn’t everything

Preaching and the Bible

"Throughout the history of the church the greatest preachers have been those who have recognized that they have no authority in themselves and have seen their task as being to explain the words of Scripture and apply them clearly to the lives of their hearers. [...] Essentially they stood in the pulpit, pointed to the … Continue reading Preaching and the Bible