• One of the struggles young leaders encounter is the self-defeating need to increasingly outdo their last performance. After a monster Easter service...
    Preaching for Base Hits
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    June 05th, 2014

    Preaching
  • Moses had over a million frustrated people complaining in the desert for a new menu, bottled water, and meat! No more Manna bread. He had it the wor...
    Leading from Complaints
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    June 05th, 2014

    Preaching
  • What’s your story?I don’t mean that blithely. I mean it literally. What is your story? God has given it to you for a purpose. And He wants to ...
    The Importance of Telling Your...
    By Laurie Short
    June 19th, 2014

    Preaching
  • As a teacher people often have thoughts and critiques of what I say, and/or how I have said it. I want to be clear I honestly welcome all critique, for...
    Think About It
    By Michael Hidalgo
    July 17th, 2014

    Preaching
  • This quote is from my upcoming book, Finding Faith in the Dark, which I am tempted to rename Finally Faith in the Dark, because it’s been a year si...
    The Quest for a Good Story
    By Laurie Short
    July 24th, 2014

    Preaching
  • Daniel’s story begins with a deportation to Babylon in 587 B.C. Extracted from the city of Jerusalem were the most prominent and promising Jews. Thi...
    Qualities of a Prophetic Leade...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    July 31st, 2014

    Preaching
  • From our School of Christian Leadership video series, I discuss How to Communicate Like Christ....
    How to Communicate Like Christ
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    August 07th, 2014

    Preaching
  • “Therefore, thus says the LORD, ‘If you return, then I will restore you — Before Me you will stand; and if you extract the precious from the wor...
    God's Spokesman
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    August 14th, 2014

    Preaching
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    Preaching on the Edge of Laugh...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    December 03rd, 2014

    Preaching
  • But the word of God continued to increase and spread. Acts 12:24 Observation It reads like a fictional thriller. A brilliant escape from an impos...
    Looking in the Wrong Places
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    February 25th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Easter. It’s a time of year when churches have an opportunity second only to Christmas to attract visitors. Hopefully all of God’s churches wi...
    Top Seven Goals for Easter Sun...
    By Ron Edmondson
    March 11th, 2015

    Preaching
  • With the release of the TMZ video last year that showed NFL player Ray Rice punching his then fiancée so hard that she was knocked unconscious, we ...
    Violent and Passive Men in the...
    By Efrem Smith
    April 15th, 2015

    Preaching
  • In Mark chapter five, a man named Jairus came up to Jesus one day and fell at his feet, earnestly pleading for him to heal his daughter. Jesus hea...
    Miracles in the Margins
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    April 29th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Many Christians today can’t distinguish between the sweat of the flesh and the dew of heaven. Gideon is one of my favorite Bible characters because...
    Please Don't Fake the Anointing...
    By J. Lee Grady
    May 20th, 2015

    Preaching
  • We live in a fast-forward world where busy-ness is equated with importance and success. We think that because someone is busy, that person must be...
    Learning to Listen
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    May 27th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Recently my wife and I helped lead a retreat for ministers in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I knew most of the couples who were joining us, bu...
    Don't Quench the Spirit in the ...
    By J. Lee Grady
    June 03rd, 2015

    Preaching
  • Early in my career as a preacher, I would spend time in prayer and Scripture study trying to connect with God before an opportunity to speak to an...
    When Passion Fails: Preaching ...
    By R. York Moore
    June 10th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Some believe that sermons are dying. People contend that no one will ever sit and listen to anyone talk for more than 20 minutes without dying fro...
    The Need for Unfinished Sermon...
    By Michael Hidalgo
    June 17th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Many years ago I became a big Parker Palmer fan. His book To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey rocked my world. However, in rec...
    Courageous Teaching
    By Bill Donahue
    June 24th, 2015

    Preaching
  • I was driving in Dallas, Texas consulting with a team there and I was coming to an intersection and it was absolutely one hundred-percent obviou...
    The Story-Telling Leader
    By Bill Donahue
    July 01st, 2015

    Preaching
  • Several years ago I was asked to speak at a church gathering of people recovering from drug and alcohol additions.       The safe thing to do ...
    A Time to Let the Scriptures S...
    By Steve Addison
    July 08th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Some time ago I watched a vintage Billy Graham sermon from the 1950s that aired on television. I said to a friend who was with me that I rarely hear...
    Back to the Pure Gospel
    By J. Lee Grady
    July 22nd, 2015

    Preaching
  • Before you print “Apostle” below your name on the business card, you had better read the job description. Paul was at different times in differ...
    What Did Paul Do Between Sunda...
    By Steve Addison
    July 29th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Doing vs. Knowing In John 13 it says, “If you know these things you are blessed if you do them.” Does God say if we know He will bless us? No, ...
    How to Love the Unlovable
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    August 12th, 2015

    Preaching
  • I listened again to Steve Parlato’s account of their ministry in SE Asia and the price that new believers paid for following Jesus and telling o...
    Teaching New Believers About P...
    By Steve Addison
    August 19th, 2015

    Preaching
  • Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter ...
    Has "Praying the Prayer" Become ...
    By Steve Addison
    August 26th, 2015

    Preaching
  • We all make mistakes. Apparently I’ve been mistaken about the importance of communicating the gospel in words. I have been taken aside and had it e...
    They Don't Ask, We Don't Tell
    By Steve Addison
    September 02nd, 2015

    Preaching
  • Everywhere I go from Nairobi to New York people are out looking for people or houses of peace. Following Jesus’ example and instructions they ar...
    Shall We Follow Jesus or Liste...
    By Steve Addison
    September 23rd, 2015

    Preaching
  • By Wayne CordeiroMiracles happen every day. The Bible says that in heaven, there will be no more tears and no more sorrow. It is normal in heaven ...
    Thy Kingdom Come
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 30th, 2015

    Preaching
  • I am writing this blog post in response to the shootings in Oregon last week. How should we respond to tragedies such as this one? I can immediately...
    Three Ways for Christians to R...
    By Ron Edmondson
    October 07th, 2015

    Preaching
  • If you’re a pastor then you know the tension in this made-up scenario. "Pastor, can you announce the next meeting of the Faithful Followers meeting?...
    What Do You Promote from the S...
    By Ron Edmondson
    October 14th, 2015

    Preaching
  • All of Jesus’ disciples are to make others what they themselves are—disciples of Jesus Christ. DA Carson Jesus’ universal authority is central...
    Teach Them to Obey
    By Steve Addison
    October 21st, 2015

    Preaching
  • My being a pastor is direct evidence of God having a sense of humor. The truth is, he simply redeemed my incessant need to be the center of attentio...
    You Don't Have to Teach Alone
    By Michael Hidalgo
    October 28th, 2015

    Preaching
  • I was hanging out today with 4 unlikely leaders. Each has a unique talent we can emulate; each has a strength that is worth modeling. And it just m...
    Four Unlikely Leaders to Follo...
    By Bill Donahue
    November 11th, 2015

    Preaching
  • When I was young my parents forced me to sit in church with them and listen to the preacher. It was agonizing, until he began providing his sermon n...
    Where Is the Sermon Going?
    By Michael Hidalgo
    November 18th, 2015

    Preaching
  • By Wayne Cordeiro The Lord has taken us and transferred us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His Son. Our hearts have been transferred...
    A Different Drum
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    December 02nd, 2015

    Preaching