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Preaching is the communication of divine truth through human personality, and I’m passionate about doing it well!

Free Christmas Sermon Series Download: God With Us

What’s in a name? Well, in the name Immanuel, a lot! When Jesus was born on earth, he was God, coming to live among us. This four-part Christmas message series is really just starter material. It includes four brief outlines to jog your thinking. Feel free to share them with others! Download the Series Also, I’m...
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What the Church Ought to be FOR Today

As I write this, it’s the morning after a dozen police officers were shot, five of them fatally, sacrificing themselves to defend the freedom of people to protest. It’s been a terrible few days for America. Ironically, before any of this began, I had begun preparing the first sermon in a new series of messages...
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What to Do When You Bombed Sunday’s Sermon

Preaching, as a Pastor, is hard. It’s not hard to get up and say something inspirational. It is hard to get up and rightly divide God’s Word, build a bridge from an ancient culture to our own, and then to call people to an appropriate response to God’s revealed truth consistently week after week. Sunday,...
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Jesus, the Prophet, Came Preaching

Jesus was more than a mere prophet – he was the sinless Son of God, the human-divine sacrifice for our sins. But he is a prophet nonetheless, and the greatest prophet the world has ever known. We like to think of Jesus in any kind of role except that of preacher and prophet, but preaching...
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4 Reasons to Plan a Year of Preaching – 2016 Edition

I’ve spent the last month or so mapping out the next year of preaching. That doesn’t mean I’m preparing a year’s worth of sermons in detail or that I won’t make changes along the way. Sometimes a congregation experiences unexpected transitions or cultural events, and sometimes God just makes it clear that what was planned isn’t...
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Whatever You’re Preaching This Sunday, Talk About THIS!

Preaching is a sacred task. We who shepherd congregations are entrusted with the assignment of opening God’s very own words to his people, week after week, and translating ancient truth to today’s people. We are to preach so as to build up (edify), to hold up (encourage), and to fire up (exhort). I’m burdened that...
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