The Sermon

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The Sermon By Greg Brothers Photo: Kristin Smith The scripture has been read, the special music sung. Standing in the pulpit, I do the same things I always do before…

Great Expectations

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Great Expectations By Louis Venden, PhD Louis Venden When it comes to preaching and sermons, regardless of a speaker’s topic, style or text, there are some fundamental expectations that listeners…

Preaching Christ

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Preaching Christ By James A. Cress Photo: Stockxpert “What shall I fix for dinner?” Mother’s perpetual perplexity is the same as every minister’s recurring question: “What shall I preach?” I…

How Motivators Work

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How Motivators Work By James A. Cress Photo: Chris Curtis So now we know that people everywhere function according to five basic motivators: money, recognition, self-preservation, romance, and achievement. Jesus…

A Communion Confession

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A Communion Confession By James A. Cress Photo:Stockxpert Keeping the quarterly Communion service fresh and inspiring is a continuing challenge for pastors everywhere. Here’s an idea from Pastor Peter Bath…