#44:10 Conferences You Should Consider Attending This Year [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #44 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we’ll talk about 10 conferences I think you should consider attending this year. Here are 10 conferences I think you should consider attending this year…   The Jacksonville Pastors Conference | January […]

How to Get Your Prayer To Work

Why pray? There are two fundamental reasons why you should pray. First of all, you should pray because the word of God commands it. Secondly, you should pray because it works! God is willing to hear and able to answer prayer. Prayer is the means God has chosen to provide for his adopted children in […]

Top Blog Posts of 2016

Most weeks, I publish several posts on this site. I write articles on biblical preaching, pastoral ministry, and church life. I record interviews with pastors and other spiritual leaders. I post The On Preaching Podcast episodes. And I share articles written by others in my Saturday Shout-Outs. Thank you for reading my blog this year. I hope you have found […]

#043: Basic Tips for Effective Sermon Delivery [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #43 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we’ll talk about 10 basic tips for effective sermon delivery. Here are ten practical tips for effective sermon delivery… Guard your integrity. Respect the dignity of the pulpit. Master your content. Make […]

Don’t Forget Who The Party Is For

Happy birthday! It’s your special day. A party is thrown in your honor. Your family and friends are all there. The music is playing. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is festive. But wait! If this is such a wonderful party, why are you sitting in the corner by yourself? Why is your countenance so […]

Celebrating 18 Years of Sunshine

As I prepared for my wedding day, I asked my married friends what to expect. Without fail, they all had one prediction: You are going to cry! This was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard. I have no problem with men crying. In fact, I am a passionate man who is prone to […]

#042: Tips For Preaching In The New Year [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #42 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we’ll talk about tips for preaching developing your preaching in the new year. Here are seven ways to grow in your preaching in the new year… Practice the spiritual disciplines. Plan your […]

A Novel Idea for Preaching Christmas

What should I preach this Christmas? Pastors wrestle with this question every year. Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter celebrate the main events of the Christian faith. These holidays spotlight historical facts that establish the foundation of Christian truth. It is often claimed that the major religions of the world essential teach the same thing. That […]

Celebrating 8 Years as Pastor and People

This past weekend, we celebrated eight years as pastor and people at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, Florida. In the spring of 2008, I was invited to fill the pulpit one Sunday. I did not view that Sunday as any more than another date on my list of speaking engagements for the year. Three months […]

Be a Man and Preach!

It was Sunday night, June 11, 1989. I was asleep in the guest room of the late Dr. Roy Allen of the Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Detroit. My rest was pleasantly interrupted, however, when Pastor Allen knocked on the door to tell me my father was on the phone. I can’t begin to tell […]