A recent article from AFP news recounts an archaeological find in Jerusalem: a famed 1,500-year-old street which had been lost for centuries. There was a map that showed the existence of a thoroughfare… the main road into the city of Jerusalem… that had been missing for years. Time and tradition had obscured it, and even… Continue reading They Found a Road
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
Lots of men would prefer their messages to die with them than have to share with a young man who might be able to deliver it better.
I’m always just a little leery of the phrase, “called to preach”. In my estimation, a person is first “called to minister” before they find the distinct area that God is wanting to use them in. I think people get messed up when they pursue some “high calling” without first learning to minister. Often they… Continue reading Called to Preach?
By Larry Moyer Speaking to a broken heart is like giving nourishment to a starving child. Speaking to a hard heart is like correcting a rebellious teenager. So how do you do it? If you’re looking for an easy answer, it’s not there. But here are some helpful ideas – ones that may crack open… Continue reading Preaching to Penetrate
I Corinthians 1:19-25 Luke 1:26-38 Mary was a virgin, incapable of giving birth. What the angel had spoken to her was a physical impossibility. Surely, the Lord’s declaration seemed foolishness to this young woman who had never “known” a man. Naaman, simply dip seven times in the water. Woman, pour oil from that pot. Mouth,… Continue reading The Foolishness of God
As recalled by John Carroll… “One of the most memorable statements I ever heard Brother Holley make was this one, a sentence that seemed to burn itself into the core of my soul… He drew himself up to full height, his little chin went to quivering, and he said:” You can’t preach anything deeper than… Continue reading Quoted: E.L. Holley on the Deity of Christ
There have been revivals without much preaching; but there has never been a mighty revival without mighty praying. R.A. Torrey – The Power of Prayer
Thoughts by Pastor Jay Jones Determining your text Finding your scripture text can be accomplished a variety of ways. The preacher can choose a text, use a text that is assigned to him, or work through a prebuilt list of texts from his previous study. It is valuable to write down insights and scripture… Continue reading Sermon Creation
This video explores the call of God on an individual’s life and gives some sound advice on how to process this incredible experience. Please take a moment to comment after you’ve watched and leave your own thoughts or experiences about confronting the call of God in your life.