Pastor, aim to preach simple sermons

Dec 2, 2017 by

By Jeff Weisner, 9Marks. In addition to exposing the big idea of a passage, the preacher must labor to clearly explain and apply it to his own context and congregation in language they can understand. What might this look like practically? First, avoid using “dictionary” words. Do the hard work of...

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Top headmaster blasts terror rules that meant he had to vet a sermon by Eton’s Church of England chaplain

Oct 22, 2017 by

by Jonathan Petre, Mailonline: A top headmaster last night attacked ‘stifling’ health and safety rules and red tape that oblige him to vet visiting Church of England bishops for extremism. Tom Lawson, head of the £30,000-a-year Eastbourne College, said he had to ask respected senior clergy for...

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60-second sermon

Oct 1, 2017 by

by Julian Mann, BBC Radio Sheffield: Without Jesus we are living a lie. Jesus said: ‘I am the way and the truth and life. No-one comes to the Father but by me’ – words recorded in John’s Gospel in the New Testament, the account by the Apostle John, who had known Jesus Christ personally, of...

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The Hottest Thing at Church Is Not Your Pastor or Worship Leader

Apr 19, 2017 by

by Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today: Despite a new wave of contemporary church buzzwords like relational, relevant, and intentional, people who show up on Sundays are looking for the same thing that has long anchored most services: preaching centered on the Bible. “Sermons that teach about...

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Why Donald Trump Is Right – And Brave – To Get Rid Of The Johnson Amendment

Feb 4, 2017 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: When the Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie asked worshippers at St Paul’s Cathedral in a service intended to mark Britain’s victory in the Falklands War to pray for the dead of both sides, the right wing erupted in fury. His sermon was seen as...

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The return of the Prince of Peace will mean no more Aleppos

Dec 18, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, TCW: I am notorious in our family for getting my predictions wrong. On one occasion about 12 or so years ago, our then young sons were watching a football match on the television and Dad came in and pronounced that Wayne Rooney had lost a yard of pace. Five seconds later he scored....

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