Sunday’s Coming

By Chris Kouba

S.M. Lockridge was a prominent African-American preacher who served as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego, Calif., during the 1900s. He was well-known for his passionate preaching style and spoke an often-repeated phrase from

How I Decide What to Read

By Roscoe Lilly

Every year when I publish “My Top 10 Book Reads” for the year, I get lots of requests for how I pick which books to read. So I thought I would shed a little light on my

What to Do When You Receive Unwanted Sexual or Provocative Messages from Admirers

By Phil Cooke

You don’t have to be a leader for long before you start receiving unwanted e-mails, text messages, or phone calls from “admirers.” While some may be innocent, it’s difficult to tell at the start, and for the

Student Ministry Is Great Commission Ministry

By Ryan Ross

If you pay much attention to my social media page, you’ve probably noticed a theme. No, I’m not talking about the Dallas Cowboys! I share pretty regularly about reaching students with the Good News of Jesus Christ

Christmas Sermon Ideas

By Prestonwood Network Staff

Christmas is almost here, and as pastors, the weight of preparation for that Christmas sermon can sometimes be daunting. Every year Christmas provides the opportunity to reach more people with the life changing message of the

Four Stages of Church Planting Development

By Bobby Wood

Development is necessary for any profession, and church planting is no different. Who wants a heart surgeon who has never operated on a heart before or a contractor who’s never picked up a hammer? Church planters need

Christmas Songs are Freedom Songs

By Stephen Miller

It seems every department store starts pushing Christmas earlier every year. Radio stations start spinning their favorite holiday songs the moment Starbucks hangs its first holiday drink ad. It doesn’t matter that everyone south of the Mason-Dixon

Here’s My Checklist to Prevent “The Nightmare before Christmas”

By Phil Cooke

Every winter, church media producers and communication directors across the country begin a time-honored and terrifying ritual: the Church Christmas Pageant. These local, church-sponsored theatrical presentations are usually videotaped for archives or bookstore sales; and although everyone

The Accuracy of the Bible

By Dr. Jack Graham

The third testimony from Jesus’ words in Matthew 5 says this: “Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of

The Surrender of Prayer

By Dr. Jack Graham

Nehemiah said, “I am your servant” (Nehemiah 1:4–11). We should never ask God to do something without also asking Him, “What do you want me to do?” That is what Nehemiah did. He asked God to