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The Agony of Preaching

Preaching never has been an easy task, and it's becoming a greater challenge to preach sermons that reach people where they are for a variety of reasons.

‘Take Words’: Hosea 14:1-9

Where in Scripture do you turn for encouragement? How many would give the Old Testament prophets as their answer? I'll wager that many of us would say we find their poetry hard to understand and their words of judgment-wellsomething other than encouraging.

Preaching to Heal Conflicted Congregations

Perhaps the best question regarding conflict was offered by that outstanding theologian from Los Angeles, Rodney King, who asked, "Can't we all just get along?" Pastors and congregations across the country might respond, "Amen!" Interestingly, the very people who decry conflict seem unable to break free from it. The people who identify themselves as followers of the Prince of Peace lack peace. Believers who claim the fruit of the Holy Spirit have trouble experiencing or expressing love, joy and peace.

Learning from Critics

In a recent commentary for Baptist Press, LifeWay CEO Thom Rainer talks about ways he has learned from his critics. Among his seven suggestions: