Thomas Edison illustration

Thomas Edison’s Reaction to His Lab on Fire

When bad things happen to you, how you react makes all the difference in the world. You may not be able to change what happened, but you can change your attitude. Charles Swindoll illustrates this point well: I’ve often enjoyed repeating the true story of an incident in the life of Thomas Edison that illustrates […]

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Christians words and phrases

12 Christianese Words and Phrases We Need to Explain

Are you fluent in Christianese? Christianese is the insider language that church people speak which may sound confusing or odd to non-Christians. To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, watch this video poking fun at the words Christians say.  VIDEO: Shoot Christians Say Can’t see the video? Click here. This video is […]

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The Bible – A Forgotten Source For Sermon Illustrations?

Great preachers are great story tellers. Jesus is the perfect example (literally). Sermon illustrations are important. They wrap heavenly ideas and in earthly examples. For this reason, I always collect good illustrations when I find them. Get some from my personal collection here. In fact, a good illustration is often the most memorable part of […]

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Olympian Sent to Finisht the Race

Olympian Sent to Finish the Race

The Christian life is like a marathon. It requires hard work and perseverance. Sometimes we fall. Sometimes we make mistakes. But no matter how difficult the journey, we must get up and keep pressing forward. God calls us to finish the race. Prior to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania was […]

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Help Me Help More Pastors

I’ve got great news! ProPreacher.com is on pace for another record-breaking year. In fact, we are close to breaking our record for the most page views in a year, and we are only halfway through 2016! This month alone we hit a new record with over 72,364 page views! Wow!  Thank you! When I started […]

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