Brothers and sisters, preach the gospel as though you've been in the fires yourself. Preach truth to your own heart, your neighbors, your church, your co-workers and your family. Be a herald of the grace you received, through which God declared you righteous by faith in His Son, Jesus.
Here are three things to consider if you've ever felt like you've preached to deaf ears or that maybe you've had a pair of them yourself. 1.) Listeners have a responsibility to hide the Word in their own hearts. The psalmist wrote in Psalm 119:11, "I have hidden your word in my heart that I... Continue Reading →
Last week I had the opportunity to speak to two of my neighbors about Christ. One is a self-proclaimed skeptic, who, when I asked if he minded specifying what he is skeptical about, he said "Just the believability of it all." The second neighbor has a great appreciation for Christianity, but then again, he has... Continue Reading →
If you're a preacher then sermon preparation is part of your life. Whether you write outlines or read your notes verbatim or preach off the cuff (not recommended) it's a God-given and worthy calling to be developed over time. You should grow and strengthen in this God-given skill for as long as it remains your... Continue Reading →