The Gospel and busyness

How do you help people with busyness from Scripture without preaching a therapeutic, self-help message? Tim Chester gives us an example of how to do this: For most us, our busyness is self-induced…

Preaching Christ at Christmas

(photo from Subversive Influence) Last year I heard a Christmas sermon on CD based on Luke 1. The story highlighted the stress Mary and Joseph faced in their relationship as they reacted to

The basis of God-centered preaching

There are many reasons why preachers don't preach God-centered messages. One of the reasons, though, has to do with the fear that preaching about God will be irrelevant to people'

John Stott’s prayer

A prayer from John Stott's book Your Mind Matters: I pray earnestly that God will raise up today a new generation of Christian apologists or Christian communicators, who will combine an

Preaching in a culture of therapy

From Gospel-Driven Blog: The common sentiment among many Christian circles today is, “Don’t preach doctrine. Rather, give us something practical that is relevant to our daily life. Encourage us to live holy