A Cool Idea for Message Presentations

Brandon Leadership

At our church, we use PowerPoint at the moment, but we’re loing into a few other great church/worship presentation platforms. No matter what you use, I thought this was a really cool idea. What went through my head was a Pastor jotting his notes down during the week, then literally allowing his notes to be shared with the entire congregation …

The Pastoral Calling and Role

Brandon Leadership

I being a Pastor. I’m passionate about preaching. I am humbled that God has called me to shepherd a flock of His choosing. And I especially the fuel that fires me up – the Word of God and what it has to say about whom I am. One of my favorite passages on the subject is Paul’s gut-wrenching …

Why Avoid the Tough Questions?

Brandon Leadership

Last night in our midweek Bible study, as I was stumbling around the bo of 1 Corinthians, a conversation / discussion erupted. Actually several did. We somehow wound up on the issues of people receiving “revelations” and the doctrine of baptismal regeneration (being baptized as a part of being born again). I’m not writing to address either of those questions …

Three Functions of the Word of God

Brandon Living

Every time I stand up to preach, I have the privilege of watching God’s living word accomplish dynamic things in the lives of people. In 1 Thessalonians, Paul spells out three distinct functions that the Word of God performs in our lives… As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does …

What Sets Preaching Apart from Other Public Speaking?

Brandon Preaching

My favorite classes at Western Kentucky University weren’t the Religious Studies courses (my major), or even the History courses (my minor). My favorite classes were in the area of speech and professional communication (what I wish had been my major). I grew up super-shy like almost every other Pastor I know, but have grown to speaking to crowds of …