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FIRST-PERSON: Preaching from God & before God
A pastor can fill the pulpit with passion and humility, Tony Wolfe writes, when his message is prepared "from God" and delivered "before God." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The state of preaching in the SBC
Despite America's cultural tumult, Frank Page believes churches can sustain their vitality when served by "godly ministers who believe in the power of the inerrant Word of God and who proclaim it as that which changes lives, families and our nation." Read More
THANKSGIVING: Hurricanes shift holiday preachingNAPLES, Fla. (BP) -- In hurricane-devastated areas of Texas and Florida, Thanksgiving preaching might have been a unique challenge this year at congregations where homes, businesses and church buildings were lost to severe weather.
Yet pastors in Texas, where Hurricane Harvey hit in late August, and Florida, where Hurricane Irma hit in September, say their congregations have overflowed with thanks this fall, and Thanksgiving preaching has turned out to be a unique joy. Read More
Disabled pastor labors 6 months on last sermonALBA, Texas (BP) -- For 34 years, Ron Dyess preached the sufficiency of God's grace, encouraging folks amid trials in their lives with God's promise to supply all their needs.
He thought he understood those Scriptures -- until he began dealing with a neurological disease.
In 2013 the signs of an undiagnosed condition began to appear. First, he began falling. Then he noticed he was mispronouncing some of his words. That gave ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Lesson from a generous widow
The recollection of squandering a needy widow's love offering as a young preacher helps H.B. Charles remember the need for pastors to fight materialism. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Preaching to whet appetites
Preaching, says pastor Chris Hefner, should "motivate our hearers to desire the 'pure spiritual milk' that is God's Word." Read More
NOBTS Adrian Rogers center lifts expository preachingNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- With a commitment to helping a new generation of preachers and pastors in the pulpit, the Adrian Rogers Center for Expository Preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was dedicated in a Sept. 12 chapel service.
In partnership with the late Adrian Rogers' proclamation ministry Love Worth Finding, the NOBTS center will provide resources and present conferences and lectureships to encourage and equip students and pastors. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Preaching under pressure
SBC Pastors' Conference President H.B. Charles Jr. shares principles for preaching through seasons of congregational conflict. "Preaching through a storm," he writes, "anchors the pulpit to the tried and proven Word of God." Read More
Verse-by-verse nurture marks Andy Davis' preachingDURHAM, N.C. (BP) – To preach verse-by-verse through Isaiah -- from 2008 until February of this year -- Andy Davis memorized all of the book's 1,292 verses.
It's a discipline he developed while working as a mechanical engineer in 1986, several years after becoming a Christian. To this day, fellow students from his doctoral studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recall seeing Davis walk the streets near the campus as he committed entire books of the Bible to memory.
When Davis finished his Ph.D. in church history in 1998, he accepted the call as ... Read More