Preaching Category

Making a Case for 45-Minute Sermons

In the church that I serve as youth pastor, we regularly schedule a 45-minute time slot for the Sunday sermon. By some standards, this is normal. By many standards, this is very long. But there are only a handful of people in our congregation who object to that length of time. In fact, yesterday I preached […]

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Loud and Clear!

I hate politics. We’re hitting that time when everything everywhere is saturated with political jargon, candidate commercials, and party flyers in the mail. I hate it. I always have, and I suspect I always will. Not that there isn’t a place for politics, because there is. And not that it’s not important, because it is. […]

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Preaching is Like Bowling

Strike! Don’t you just love that feeling? There’s something really enjoyable about flinging a 12 pound rock down a slicked-up lane into plastic pins and sending them flying. It’s especially fun when you can knock all ten of those suckers over with one whip of the arm. I don’t go bowling very often, and I’m […]

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How to Catalogue the Sermons You Preach

Over the course of a ministry career, a preacher is going to spend countless of hours reading, studying, writing, and delivering sermons. I am of the opinion that most sermons and self-prepared Bible lessons should be saved in a personal catalogue by every Bible teacher. A few reasons you might want to do this are: […]

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Where is the Trinity Seen in Scripture?

*Note: The following article is an adaptation of a sermon I preached at Bible Fellowship Church answering the question, “How do we better understand the ‘Godhead’?” ————————————————————– The fundamental question of life is, Who is God? Some might argue that the fundamental question of life is What is the meaning of life? but to ask that […]

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We Don’t Need a “New” Christianity

In our modern world, everything gets billed as being new. New phone, new car, new sports equipment…heck, even shaving razors and electric toothbrushes come out with the “latest technology”! Everything has to be new, or else it is rendered unimportant. Anything that sticks to the status quo is doomed to be considered antiquated and out-of-date […]

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I Said Something Wrong During This Week’s Youth Group Message

This past Wednesday night at our youth group meeting, we studied the story in John 11:1-46 where Lazarus dies and then Jesus raises him from the dead. It’s a powerful story – one of the most striking displays of Jesus’ miraculous power in the whole New Testament. But I said something during our study time […]

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3 Things Every Good Sermon Gives

Preaching is hard work. It’s not easy to stand in front of a group of people who are looking for soul-food, and then deliver a 45 minute monologue that is tight doctrinally, uplifting, interesting, and inspiring…not to mention how hard it is to do this on a weekly basis year after year! We have a […]

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4 Practical Tips for Better Sermon Deliveries

Many people know that communication is partly non-verbal; a person’s mannerisms, facial expressions, and body language can covey a message just as clearly (sometimes more so) than the actual words they are speaking. While preaching cannot be compared in all respects to public speaking, it is still a form of it, and we preachers would […]

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Mark Driscoll and Pastoral Plagiarism

Jeremiah 23:30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, who steal my words from one another. Mark Driscoll is making controversial headlines…again. This time, the accusations against the Seattle-area pastor are new: charges of plagiarism. There are a number of news articles covering the story as it unfolds, but in case you […]

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