15 Things Pastors Need to Stop Right Now

By | January 18th, 2017|

Dear Pastor, I love you. I want nothing more than for you to be all who God wants you to be. So this might hurt a little. I’m writing you this letter because I have noticed a few things that we have fallen into saying or doing that don’t represent Christ well. With all due [...]

The Shadow of Death

By | January 13th, 2017|

The gospel changes the way Christians think about death. Jesus took the punishment that we deserved. For all followers of Christ, death has lost its sting. It is not the end, but the beginning. In his book, Christ-Centered Preaching, Bryan Chapell shares the following illustration: As he drove his children to his wife’s funeral Barnhouse [...]

12 Preaching Tips From Charles Spurgeon

By | January 10th, 2017|

Charles Spurgeon is arguably one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity. He preached over 600 sermons before the age of 20. The collection of his recorded sermons fills 63 volumes and over 20 million words, making it the largest collection of books by a single Christian author. He once spoke to an audience of [...]

Mopping the Floor to Put a Man on the Moon

By | January 5th, 2017|

Every role in the church matters, no matter how small. Our mission is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations. It's a far bigger task than anyone could ever do alone. We are all members of the family of God. We are all citizens of His kingdom. And so, we must all [...]

A Better Way to Reach Your Goals This Year

By | January 4th, 2017|

It’s that time again where everyone is setting goals and making plans for the new year. As a pastor, my biggest frustration with setting goals is that I feel pressured to set result-oriented goals. I will grow the attendance by 10% by the end of the year. I will recruit ten new volunteers for the [...]

ProPreacher’s Top Posts of 2016

By | December 28th, 2016|

Wow, 2016 is almost over. Can you believe it? I want to thank each and every one of you for making 2016 such an amazing year at ProPreacher. This site would not be possible without the support of readers like you. When I started ProPreacher back in 2012, I had no idea that anyone would [...]