Pharisees and Jesus

5 Ways to Preach Like a Pharisee

Many of the Pharisees were probably great teachers and skilled speakers. I’m sure many were charismatic, skilled communicators. But by the time Jesus arrived on the scene, the Pharisees, on the whole, were killing the culture around them spiritually. Jesus had a lot of work to do just to unwire people from the performance-driven, legalistic trap of pharisaism. I’ve been …

Me. Preaching.

The Three Key Components of a Solid Sermon

There are certain elements that must be included in every single sermon that we ever preach. They are non-negotiable. To put it another way, every sermon you preach has three key components… The God Component The “God component” is what sets preaching apart from other kinds of public speaking. We are God’s spespeople. We preach His word, not ours. And …

Blogging

The Basics of Blogging and Online Publishing

Blogging is such a weird word. We never used it until people started keeping “logs” on the “web” of their life called “weblog” and for some reason, we dropped the “we” and were left with the art of blogging. And in a sense, it has changed everything. How? Because now, everyone is a publisher. Every business, every church, and every …

The Growth of Social Media

The Growth of Social Media [Infographic]

Can you effectively lead a church without being on ? It may not be such a dumb question, in my opinion. Can you lead, teach, and shepherd without technology? Sure. But can you infiltrate the culture with the gospel while walking in a circle of avoidance around the culture? To put it another way, can you snub the local favorite …