Four Lessons As A New Pastor

By Brad Lewter

I am not at all an expert on the pastorate. I have been in full-time vocational ministry for 18 years and have been a lead pastor for five of those. I write this knowing that I have …

Your Words Matter When You Preach

By Michael Criner

It could go without saying, but your words matter when you preach … but not only when you preach. They matter when you speak with your spouse, they matter when you talk with your staff, leadership team, …

Four Easter Sermons

By Dr. Jack Graham

As a pastor, preparation for an Easter sermon can be a daunting task. It is Super Bowl Sunday for the Church, and it provides the opportunity to reach more people with the life-changing message of the …

True Surrender

By Dr. Jack Graham

I beseech you, or I beg you, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And do not

The Mighty God We Serve

By Dr. Jack Graham

The prayer in Nehemiah 9:6–38 was delivered on behalf of Israel on the occasion of their renewed commitment to God. Reading it is like taking a walk through the Old Testament. It is a review of …

How to Defeat Division on Your Team

By Brian Taylor

You know what I love about kids? Whatever they do, they are ALL in. For my two at home, most days, this works out well for us. They play well together. They enjoy each other’s company, sometimes …

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 …

Christmas Sermon Ideas

By Dr. Jack Graham

Christmas is just around the corner, and as pastors, the weight of preparation for that Christmas sermon can seem overwhelming. Every year Christmas provides the opportunity to reach more people with the life changing message of …

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 …

Horizon Choir Project

By Michael Neale

Horizon. To me, just the word invokes promise, hope and new beginnings. It rings of vast and epic exploration. It awakens the adventurer inside us. It beckons us to new frontiers.

It’s where heaven meets the earth.…