I’m not interested in criticism of established churches. I am interested in what the house church experience of preaching is from both those who do it and those who hear it. via What does preaching look like in a house church?.
Tuesday is for Preaching I have never met a preacher who was satisfied with his work. Never. I have never preached a text that I felt adequate to the task. Every week there is a level of discontent with my efforts at explaining and living out the word that I preach. Every single message, every … More The Sweet Torture of Sunday Morning
Tuesday is for Preaching Much preaching in America simply isn’t serious enough to generate any interest from believers or non-believers alike. It is beyond unfortunate; it is tragic. Too many pastors … Don’t take the Bible seriously Don’t take Jesus seriously Don’t take the holiness of God seriously Don’t take the value of people seriously … More Christ Didn’t Die for Your Best Life Now
Tuesday is for Preaching Praying for my own soul and for all the preachers of America to let this perspective saturate their hearts. Jesus covered His territory like a flame, preaching God’s Word in the Spirit’s power (Luke 4:14). “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,” He said, “because He anointed Me to preach … More “Jesus Covered His Territory Like a Flame”
Tuesday is for Preaching Preached a five point message from Philippians 4:15-20 a few months ago. The title of the message was Live for the Benefit of Others. The message answered the question, WHY (“should I live for the benefit of others?”) There is increase for you (vss. 15-17) There is supply for others (vs. 18a) … More In the Interest of Better Preaching
Tuesday is for Preach I am making a list of great prayers of the Old Testament. It is a pretty subjective list and there are a lot of them. When I say “great” I don’t mean “long” or prayed by someone “significant.” I am thinking more in terms of the situation out of which it … More What is on Your List of Great Prayers of the Old Testament?
Tuesday is for Preaching Had an experience this past week that confirmed again the effectiveness of a rigorous plan with regard to a preaching calendar. For years, I have advocated to my students that they plan six months to a year ahead. I preached a message last week on a text that was selected and … More “How Did You Know I Need this Message Today?”
Preaching is important. People need the sustaining Word of God not the tepid moralizing of topical advice, but the authoritative preaching of the living Word of God. for more see: Passionate Proclamation of the Gospel is Not the Job of the Pastor (only).
Tuesday is for Preaching Read an atheist site that was grading church worship services and sermons based on the following criteria: Doing good to your fellow human. Being good doesn’t mean converting him or her to your religion. It means being nice, forgiving, reasonable, and tolerant. Religious leaders who include this theme in their sermon will … More Should Pastors Follow the Advice of Atheists?
Tuesday is for Preaching A pastor sought my counsel for a series of situations he had recently become aware of in his church. He has been powerfully converted. He is also living with his girlfriend and mother of his two children. She has been converted but continues to live with her boyfriend for financial reasons. … More Teaching About Sex in the Church