The Benefits of Planning Your Preaching

Introduction As a senior pastor, the privilege and weight of preaching week after week is a great honor and responsibility. All pastors know this. What we do on Sundays has not really changed through the centuries: proclaiming the gospel, teaching Scripture, c... Read More »

20 Ways to Keep Christmas Sermons Fresh and Innovative

The Christmas story is anything but common.  What God did in the Incarnation was remarkable!  In fact, Christmas has been called both a miracle and mystery.  The miracle is what God accomplished by sending Jesus to earth.  The mystery is why He sent Jesus.... Read More »

Is It Necessary to Prepare a Year-Long Sermon Calendar?

Every Monday morning when I wake up I have the same thought: “It’s almost Sunday.” Most pastors quickly recognize that the rigor of developing original, interesting, transformational, biblical sermons week after week is a heavy and unrelenting load to ca... Read More »

The Mystery of Preaching: The Spirit, The Word, and Human Agency

In his classic work, On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons, John A. Broadus stresses the need for effective preaching, arguing that the “the record of Christian history has been that the strength of the church is directly related to the strength of the ... Read More »

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