Thankfulness in Preaching

Receiving God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ should shape a grateful heart as much as it compels a forgiving spirit. Grace and gratitude go hand in hand. Liberated from slavery to sin, redeemed people are grateful people. Gratitude, thanksgiving, and pra... Read More »

Combating Bitterness from a Biblical Perspective

I love to cook. I find cooking to be a relaxing and creative process that benefits not just me, but those around me. I try to embrace all the aspects of taste in cooking. Of course, a good dish is about balance. As humans, we can taste sweet, salty, sour, and ... Read More »

Preaching on Joy

How does one preach on joy? My mind raced to a few different options. You could do a thematic study on the fruits of the Spirit and spend a week focusing on joy. But I think a more appropriate way to preach on joy will occur naturally when joy is the heart of ... Read More »

The Art of Biblical Passion in the Pulpit

One of those Monday morning wet blanket emails I received was from a non-member frequently attending our church. It appeared to him that the volume of my preaching was harmful to the human ear. Accompanying this electronic declaration were various line and bar... Read More »

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