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Praying for your witness
Oct14

Praying for your witness

King Jesus has called all of us to be witnesses for Him. He told His first disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel” (Mark 16:15). The word translated “preach” simply means “to proclaim.” Unfortunately, many of us struggle to witness. I personally believe that our breakdown is primarily a breakdown in prayer. Consider four prayers we can pray to become more faithful and effective in this area. Pray for open doors. When...

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Three ways to preach Easter all year long
Apr16

Three ways to preach Easter all year long

Before I was a senior pastor, I served on staff at a couple of churches. One of my pastors liked to refer to Easter Sunday as his “Super Bowl Sunday.” Indeed, most preachers relish the annual celebration. Church attendance is high, numerous visitors are present, and the worship team typically is at its best. I’ve sometimes wondered what would happen if preachers treated every Sunday like Easter. After all, is it really much different...

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