Teen Says She’s Pregnant With Baby Jesus

By | November 10th, 2016|

A 19-year-old girl made headlines recently by declaring that she was pregnant. But this was no normal pregnancy. Haley proclaimed, “I am pregnant, and it is Jesus.” Haley truly believed she was 9 months pregnant with baby Jesus. “I know my pregnancy is real. I’ve gained at least 22 pounds,” Haley said. “I was sleeping [...]

Jesus Is the Hope of the World, Not the President

By | November 8th, 2016|

Politics will not cure all of our problems. Democracy will not save us. Jesus is the hope of the world, not the president. I write this on election day before we discover who will win this controversial nomination as the next President of the United States. Many people have cast their vote and their hope [...]

Francis Chan Rope Illustration

By | November 4th, 2016|

Years ago I saw Francis Chan use an excellent illustration. He pulled out a long rope to represent the timeline of our existence for eternity. A small end of the rope was colored red. This part represented the length of our life. The rest of the rope was white. This part represented our existence for [...]

7 Preaching Lessons from Martin Luther

By | October 31st, 2016|

Martin Luther was a preaching machine. Luther preached around 4,000 sermons in his life (2,300 have been preserved). On average, he preached 120 sermons per year. That’s a sermon every three days.1 And we think preaching every seven days is hard! Luther never used a manuscript. Although he studied well in preparation, he preached extemporaneously [...]

Renew Your Mind

By | October 27th, 2016|

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2 ESV). For the longest time, we have interpreted this verse as meaning that reading the Bible transforms the [...]

Available Now: the Preaching Nuts & Bolts Audiobook!

By | October 24th, 2016|

If you are an audiobook lover, I have great news! I have been working hard on the audiobook for my bestselling book, Preaching Nuts & Bolts: Conquer Sermon Prep, Save Time, and Write Better Messages. I am happy to announce that it is available now! Listen to The First Chapter:   You can get [...]