Invitation Is Climax of Preaching

The concept of the invitation is as old as God's recorded word. It is in the opening chapters of Genesis; it is in the closing verses of Revelation. All the way throughout the scripture God is appealing, seekin...

Phillips Brooks: ‘Truth Through Personality’

He was shy, spoke rapidly, had a stiff sermon delivery and terrible eye contact -- usually staring at the sounding board above his head, according to his biographers.Yet Phillips Brooks drew tremendous crowds a...

Stories Add Seasoning to Sermons

A good sermon needs a sprinkle of salt. The exemplum -- a story which sustains the argument and points to the moral -- is always the right seasoning.Any preacher who stands in the pulpit and categorizes command...