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Why should Christians come together to hear God’s Word preached in person every week?

By: Brian Croft Modern technology provides many benefits. Information can be exchanged at an unprecedented rate. The level of productivity can be astounding. Face-to-face conversations can be had with people halfway around the world. But there are also dark sides

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching

What if I preach a bad sermon?

Every preacher has preached a bad sermon.  If you think you haven’t, then you probably have preached a bunch of bad sermons.  It will happen to all of us.  Sometimes it won’t just be bad, but a disaster!  When a

Posted in Preaching

How should a pastor respond to an encouraging word said about his sermon?

“Great job…good sermon…that really spoke to me.”  The list of phrases a pastor may hear as church members exit the church goes on.  Inevitably, whether the sermon was good or not, these quick comments will be spoken to us with

Posted in Preaching, The Pastor's Soul

How much should a preacher rely on the thoughts of others when preparing a sermon?

All pastors are not tempted to preach someone else’s sermons, but most rely on the opinions, insights, and scholarly wisdom of others by way of commentaries, language tools, and theological writings.   Let’s face it: we live in a blessed day

Posted in Preaching
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