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What Does Prayer Have to do With Preaching?

Guest post by Dustin Anderson.

Prayer and Preaeching

If you look for resources on the importance of prayer in sermon preparation, you’ll find surprisingly little. There are many resources that help with structure, technique, and delivery but not much on prayer as a means of sermon preparation. Craft and delivery are important, but what is the role of prayer in sermon preparation? How do prayer and preaching intersect? Continue Reading…

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Christmas: The Struggle is Real

During this time of year we are led to believe that everything is fine with people.  Our social media walls are filled with pictures posted by others who are smiling and dressed in their best.

Pain during Christmas

At our churches there seems to be an atmosphere of excitement. People seem happy.

As a result, it is easy for us, as pastors and preachers, to assume that everyone is enjoying this great and glamorous time of the year.  But for many, that’s not the case.  Yes, Jesus was born and they are grateful for this but in some people’s lives, this time of year, there’s lots of sorrow and pain.

Why?

It’s because a few years back, they Continue Reading…

The Most Overlooked Way to Forgive Someone When It’s Hard

Is anyone ever beyond forgiveness?  Before you say “no”, let me share a story with you.

Forgiveness, bitterness

Known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer was no stranger to heinous and vicious crimes.  He was, to put it mildly, a brutal serial killer.  He was also a sex offender who committed rape and murder, and chopped 17 men and boys to pieces.  He stored all the human body parts he had dismembered in a refrigerator. After he killed his victims, he would Continue Reading…