Sermon Prep: Not Everyone Drives A Cadillac
This is what I do after almost twenty years of ministry, and six years of weekly preaching. It works for me.
Teaching and Preaching: What’s the Difference?
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.
4 Ways to Maximize Your Church Internship
For the last eighteen months, I have had the wonderful privilege of serving in my church’s intern/resident program. It is a large church in Knoxville, TN, and I primarily serve on one of our two planted campuses, with my internship focus being on multiplication and church planting. This has been a great season for me…
Simply Preaching Christ is a Powerful Witness
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…
Treat Every Sermon as an Opportunity of a Lifetime
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…