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Connecting with More Listeners

People listen and learn differently depending upon how they are wired and function individually, so your preaching and teaching must take those styles into account in order to be effective.

What the Humble Seek

Are you humble in your pursuits? Do you strive after the things of this world? Or do you seek God, His will, the cross and Christ's good pleasure?

Preaching and Pornography

Images have a strong impact on us and are not easily or quickly forgotten, making the damage done by pornography toxic to our souls and relationships.

40 Days in the Word: An Interview with Rick Warren

As an author, innovator and pastor of one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America, Rick Warren has become one of the most significant influencers in the evangelical community and in the broader culture. He recently visited with Preaching Executive Editor Michael Duduit.

Learning the Seasons of the Soul

Time is important to us. When you were in school, you spent a lot of time trying to learn how to tell time. Now, a lot of you are at a disadvantage because you've grown up in the digital age and clocks tell you what time it is. Your watch will beep; a digital voice will call out the hour. You don't have to tell time. The time tells you.

Start with a Bang! Crafting a Memorable Sermon Opener

Great books often begin with great opening lines. Who doesn't remember the beginning of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"? What about the curiously blunt start to Moby Dick, "Call me Ishmael"? Authors know that if you waste a person's time at the beginning, chances are they won't stick around to the end. What's true with books is also true with sermons.