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[31 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 298 views]

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 another road was laid overtop of it. Through a diligent excavation, the old path was dug up and revealed.
Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, …

Quotes »

[25 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 346 views]

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.

Quotes »

[8 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 656 views]

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.

Ministry Development »

[28 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 827 views]

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 end up focused on perfecting a craft and carrying a card rather than reaching the lost and perfecting the saints.
In a tape on ministry instruction, Billy Cole once said, “If a man learns how to preach before …

Ministry Development »

[9 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 371 views]

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 the most callous heart.
Start on your knees.
Remember, not only can you not do it, God doesn’t expect you to. You are the instrument; you’re not the power.
An employer once told an employee to attempt the breaking of …

Sermon Starters »

[9 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 357 views]

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, speak forth in tongues.
Paul said, “the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom”

Quotes »

[3 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 811 views]

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 the full-orbed deity of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Quotes »

[10 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 309 views]

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

Ministry Development »

[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 596 views]

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 references as you read through your daily devotions. This allows you both a mental and written archive of strong sermon thoughts.
Interpret the Text
Biblical exegesis (critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text) involves a …

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[24 Nov 2008 | 7 Comments | 1,142 views]
Processing the Call to the Ministry

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.