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Preaching and Parenting: Using the Pulpit to Shape Parents and Families

You don’t have to preach a series on the family to shape the families of your church. You don’t have to preach a parenting series to deeply influence the life and practice of parents in your church. Great marriages consist of great individuals who have die... Read More »

Preaching and Evangelism

“Preach the Word…do the work of an evangelist.” (2 Timothy 4:2, 5) These imperatives are as vital today as when Paul spoke them to Timothy. You may not consider yourself an evangelist. It is not my office or particular gifted strength. However, I am stil... Read More »

Preaching and Church Growth

In 1989, seven words were whispered in a classic movie, Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” While I have not been a pastor for 29 years since that classic hit the theaters, I have seen something similar over the course of 18 years of minist... Read More »

Preaching and Missions: The Challenge to Give Away

Derek and Susan Johnson love their church! They teach Sunday School in the Youth Program and are members of the church’s missions and outreach team. They seem to be at every church function and have said that the pastor should call them whenever there is a n... Read More »

Preaching and Teaching: What Your Preaching Communicates to Others Regarding Teaching

Ever since C. H. Dodd’s 1936 watershed book, The Apostolic Preaching and Its Development, debates have arisen regarding whether or not preaching (kerygma) and teaching (didache) are two distinct activities. According to Dodd, didache delivers moral instructi... Read More »

Preaching and Administration

After nearly forty-two years of ministry, one major aspect of effective ministry is the ability to administrate one’s responsibilities well.  Those who seem to master this art have a tendency to excel much quicker than those who do not.  In Romans 12, Paul... Read More »

Preaching and Pastoral Care

When God calls a man to serve as a pastor in a local church, there are countless tasks he needs to complete. The primary tasks can be divided into several main categories including feeding, leading, and protecting. There are many ways in which a pastor accompl... Read More »

Preaching and Worship

As a Worship Pastor and occasional preacher, the topic “Preaching and Worship” itself is a point of contention for me.  I am not someone who gets caught up in titles, but my title is a bit misleading because the pastor of a church is always the leader in ... Read More »

The Preacher Who Prepares: Why Failing to Plan is a Plan to Fail

In several places in my academic journey through college and seminary I came across a sentiment variously expressed, “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.” To me, this was a constant reminder for the need to apply dili... Read More »

The Preacher Who Mentors: Reproducing in Others What Jesus Produced in You

When one leaves seminary, the name Charles always references Spurgeon. It is hard to imagine any seminary student that would not make that connection. He of course is a great man and one who was iconic. That is, though, sometimes the problem. We study a man wh... Read More »

The Preacher Who Walks with God: Why Walking with God Precedes Speaking for Him

The honor of being asked to contribute to Preaching Source was soon followed by the daunting task of the topic:  “Why Walking with God Precedes Speaking for Him.”  At the risk of sounding like a subject-matter-expert on walking with God, let me first con... Read More »

The Preacher Who Grows: Why Personal Time with God is of Utmost Importance

“Utmost importance!” That sounds serious! Just how important and how serious is the preacher’s personal spiritual growth and his personal time with the Lord? The purpose of this article is to address the importance and implementation of spiritual growth ... Read More »

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