Unbelievable Preaching

Few things are as dishonoring to Christ and His cause as boring sermons. Preaching should be heralding the riches of God’s glory, calling sinners to repentance, and edifying the saints. Instead, it is often the instrument by which God is portrayed as irrelevant, sinners are bored to tears, and the saints are afflicted with habitualContinue reading “Unbelievable Preaching”

The Easiest Way to Instantly Improve Your Preaching

The simplest way to improve your sermon delivery is to make eye contact with your audience. Some public speaking coaches will tell you to stare at the back wall to mitigate nervousness. Do not do this. It ruins your delivery.  Other preachers make the mistake of preaching at their pulpits with only the briefest ofContinue reading “The Easiest Way to Instantly Improve Your Preaching”

Pride and its Destruction of Fervent Prayer

As a teenager, I developed a sweet affection for God. I remember reading the Bible as a “hart panteth after the water brooks,” drinking in every word, thirsty for the knowledge of God. My times of solitary prayer were rich and meaningful. I especially remember one night when I wept for hours in my bedContinue reading “Pride and its Destruction of Fervent Prayer”

My Biggest Hindrances to Prayer

We preachers know that prayer is the lifeblood of ministry. Without it, we are of all men most miserable. Spurgeon put it this way: Of course the preacher is above all others distinguished as a man of prayer. He prays as an ordinary Christian, else he were a hypocrite. He prays more than ordinary Christians,Continue reading “My Biggest Hindrances to Prayer”