Keith Collier

How Not to Spice Up Your Sermons

The longer I’ve been in pastoral ministry the greater the pressure to “spice up” my sermons. After preaching to the same people every week, we eventually run out of our best illustrations and stories, so there’s a feeling at times that our sermons have... Read More »

Preaching God’s Power

When you think about God’s power on display in the Bible, what image comes to mind? You might visualize God’s creative power as he spoke the heavens and earth into existence. Some will picture Exodus and the mighty hand of God delivering his people by spli... Read More »

How Preaching Teaches a Congregation to Read Their Bibles

In the early days of movies on DVD, I was living the high life when I scored an RCA 5-disc DVD player with my RadioShack employee discount. Soon after, a friend loaned me his copy of the hit action movie S.W.A.T., which had been burned on two discs. I microwav... Read More »

Preaching Insights from Locker Room Speeches

Every good sports movie mandates an inspirational locker room speech. A team of underdogs faces their biggest obstacle yet. Victory appears to be slipping from their grasp, but then the coach waltzes in and delivers an animated monologue that draws every playe... Read More »