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Embrace The Unexpected Path

God must have a sense of humor. Because years ago, if you had told me I would be doing this, I would never have believed you. I had to do something this week that I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would ever do. But before I get into that, first, you need to […]

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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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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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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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things I wish I knew before becoming a pastor

20 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Pastor

Let’s cut the fluff and get real for a moment. Being a pastor is incredibly difficult. The church is often guilty of only painting a picture of the wonderful blessings of being called to ministry—like it only gets better day after day. We somehow forget to talk about the suffering involved. Did we forget, or […]

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Wedding Sermon and Ceremony Script

One of my greatest joys as a pastor is the honor of officiating weddings. I will never forget the first wedding I ever performed. I was clueless about what to say. I had no idea what a wedding should even look like. Thankfully, I had some mentors who were able to point me in the […]

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