3 Kinds of Sermon Applications

Every preacher is different. Some men, by the grace of God, are masters of Illustration-I am not. Others, their explanation of the text is so riveting that an hour goes by in minutes (at least, that's what it f...

Handling the Hunger of Ambition

Handling the hunger of ambition is tricky for any leader. Knowing how to handle ambition as Jesus-followers is even trickier, like a high-end Sudoku puzzle. So let’s start with a simple definition.  I define...

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

In this brief excerpt from a sermon delivered by J. Ligon Duncan III, we get an encouragement on where he sees trends going with expositional preaching, while at the same time presenting a sobering reality on t...

To the Glory of God

For the Sunday marking his 25th anniversary at Tenth Church (he would serve seven more years before his death), James Boice selected 2 Timothy 3:14–15 for his text.  But as for you, continue in what you have...

Has Ministry Lost Its Joy?

Pastor, author and Christian leader, Lloyd Ogilvie, shared about a time in his life when he was working so hard for the Lord.  He was preaching, teaching, serving, writing, and ministering in Jesus’ name.  But ...

It’s Time to Pull out the Big Guns

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.  2 Corinthians 10:3-4  I h...

Are You Standing up for Truth?

"'I believed therefore, I spoke,' we also believe, Therefore, also we speak."  2 Corinthians 4:13 The Christian life of the Apostle Paul is a story of grace, glory, and suffering.  God worked miracles in and...

What Is the Main Job for Every Pastor?  

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, r...