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3 benefits to a preaching team

When I helped plant a church in my area four years ago, we adopted a different leadership model: a preaching team of three that planned together and rotated services for preaching. I found it to be a helpful an...
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Swindoll says stories are valuable

In a Dallas Seminary Daily Devotional a few years ago, Chuck Swindoll talked about the importance of story for effective communication: “Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention. They be...
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5 Keys to Powerful Conclusions

In an article for Pastors.com, Rick Warren writes: “a sermon without a conclusion is a message without a purpose. Changed lives come from great conclusions. John Stott said, “If there’s no summons, there’s no s...
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Why Cultural Context Matters

In a recent article at his excellent blog on studying scripture, George Guthrie talks about how knowledge of cultural context can help us better understand the Bible. He writes: If I simply wear my “cultural...
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Kids Play: Making Bible Study Fun for Gamers

Too many see the Bible as just an ancient text, with no relevance for daily life. Even most Christians aren’t spending time in the Word like they should. And what of the children? In a recent survey, the Ame...