The Journey of Generosity

By: Nick Floyd

As pastors we often feel pressured to make sure our lives are in accordance to the words that we preach on Sundays. This is a good thing; but at times, it can be overwhelming. I don’t know

The Authority of the Bible

By: Dr. Jack Graham

To the casual reader of the four gospels, it could be easy to overlook that Jesus Christ knew the Old Testament Scriptures from start to finish, and this despite not one mention of having a copy

How to Make Jesus the Hero of Every Sermon

By: Andrew Hebert

“I take my text and make a beeline to the cross.” —Charles Spurgeon

My entire approach to preaching was revolutionized about three years ago when I read Tony Merida’s short book Proclaiming Jesus: Christ-Centered Teaching and Preaching

And the Lord’s Servant Must Not Be Quarrelsome

By Dr. John Potter

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone,
able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with
gentleness. —2 Timothy 2:24–25

We know conflict is inevitable in ministry. However, we “must

Choosing Action over Apathy

By: Dr. Jack Graham

For any organization, any business, and any church, having a clear mission is vitally important. Likewise, in order to make wise choices, we must have a clear vision of what God wants to accomplish in our

Five Steps after Making a Big Decision

By Scott Lehr

This past Sunday at Southbridge, we had an incredible day of worship. At the conclusion of the sermon, I gave an old-fashioned altar call, inviting people to come forward and kneel at the altar and do business

Write the SMARTEST Goals of your Life

By Jason Crandall

You’ve got to get serious about your goals. Achieving your goals is important. You have to write them well, otherwise a year of discouragement and disappointment is in store for you. I use the acronym S.M.A.R.T.E.S.T. to

Your Ministry Is Not a Sprint

By Stephen Miller

When I was cutting my teeth in ministry, I was full of youthful angst, longing for more opportunities to grow and serve. A local pastor approached me to lead worship for his congregation each Sunday. He didn’t

Service Trumps Authenticity

By Roscoe Lilly

You’ve probably heard someone say it’s important to be authentic to who you really are. You should be the person you were designed to be and not try to be someone else. Authenticity is the only thing

The Pastor and Funerals

By Dr. Charles Hebert

It is the privilege and responsibility of every pastor to bury people well. This subject I have been tasked with writing about once brought a level of fear and anxiety to my heart. Today, I recognize