Seven Tips to Make Sermon Points More Memorable

My wife recently found a box of old church bulletins with notes from my previous sermons. She is a prodigious note-taker. These old bulletins...

Nuances for Delivering Short Powerful Funeral Sermons (with Examples)

Preaching a funeral sermon for the first time? Let me guess. No seminary class prepared you to step into the reality of a grieving family...

The Necessity of Apologetics In the Local Church

Written by: Dayton Hartman Dayton Hartman is the lead pastor at Redeemer Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He serves as an adjunct professor of church history for Southeastern...

What Is Expository Preaching? Four Different Approaches to Hone Your Sermon Prep.

You’ve probably heard of expository preaching …and exegetical preaching …and topical preaching. If you’re looking for clarity on how these differ from each other,...

Common Sense, Aint so Common!

Can we talk? I mean really talk? Nobody getting offended?It’s been over two years since my last book was published, called “TEST ME: The...

Sermon Outline Template: Planning a Successful Sermon

Most people (yes, even preachers) struggle to communicate at times. Have you ever had a message become muddled as you go along? Have you...
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Why Pastors Struggle to Ask for Help (and How to Get Past It)

“It took me too long, but I finally decided to get the help I needed.” My first coaching call with this pastor was like...

Effective Communication: the Key to Building Strong Relationships

I can’t hammer it home enough how important communication is in leadership and, more importantly, your life overall. While John Maxwell says everything rises...

Mediocrity: Be Anything Other Than This!

“…you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold…” (Revelation 3:16) Mediocrity is a warm blanket. Mediocrity is a C+. Mediocrity is “pretty good, but not great.” Mediocrity is remaining...