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The Audacious Prayer of an Orphan Girl

We should not hesitate to pray audacious prayers if we truly believe in an all-knowing, all-powerful God. The following is a true story from Helen Roseveare, who served as a missionary doctor in Zaire, Africa for 20 years: One night Helen worked to help a mother in labor. She did all she could, but the woman […]

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What Does Your Podium Preach?

Like it or not, before you ever say a word your audience will make a judgment about you based on appearance alone. Right or wrong, it is simply human nature. People who have been in your church for a long time may get used to the way things are and begin to overlook appearance. But […]

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The Best Microphone for Preaching

What is the best microphone for preaching? I once preached a sermon that I thought was one of my best yet. But then I watched the recording. I was horrified! My mic popped and hissed throughout the entire message. It was distracting and embarrassing. Has this ever happened to you? A great sermon can be […]

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Holes In The Fence

Your blood begins to boil. That’s it! You have had enough! Before you know it, you have lashed out in anger once again. Your temper got the best of you. Our words and actions in moments of anger can do irreparable damage. Consider the following story: There once was a little boy with a temper […]

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7 Safeguards for Humor in Preaching

7 Safeguards for Using Humor in Preaching

Laughter is good for the soul. Think back to a time when you and your friends or family burst into uncontrollable laughter. Aren’t these some of the best moments of your life? Laughter unites us. It reminds us that we are all imperfect. Plus it just feels good. There are some who argue that there […]

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Christian Road Rage

The problem with Christians is not that we don’t know what we are supposed to do. Our problem is that we know what to do, but don’t do it. John Ortberg illustrates it this way: A man is being tailgated by a woman who is in a hurry. He comes to an intersection, and when […]

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