The Difference Jesus Makes

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, The Difference Jesus Makes: Trusting Him in Every Situation (Moody Publishers). I am excited about this book for several reasons. First of all, this book simply retells and explains Bible stories. I believe we need more good books on Christian doctrine. But the Bible […]

Three Pictures of the Church (Ephesians 2:19-22)

It’s the Lord’s Day! 

God willing, today I will complete my study of Ephesians 2 with a message entitled, “Three Pictures of the Church” (Ephesians 2:19-22).The point of the message is simple but important: To be in Christ is to be in the church.

It is also “Take Me Back Sunday” at the Shiloh Church. Join us for worship at 7:45 or 10:30 AM.

The Lord be with you as you worship Jesus publicly and corporately today!

#009: 7 Books Every Preacher Should Read On Preaching [PODCAST]

This is Episode #009 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about seven books every preacher should read on preaching (Plus one). Faithful preachers are diligent readers. First and foremost, read the Bible! Read Bible study resources, Christian theology, and […]

GUEST POST: Fighting Fairly For Your Youth Ministry

The following is a guest post by Cameron Triggs, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He blogs at camtriggs.com.   It happened again. No support. No budget. No promotion. No encouragement. No help. No volunteers. Few students. Exhausted Youth Pastor. Many churches struggle in this area. Most congregations still focus […]

Balancing Authority and Wisdom as a Guest Preacher

In my book, On Preaching, I recommended several best practices for guest preachers. I can summarize that chapter in one sentence: As a guest preacher, don’t make a mess for the pastor to clean up when you leave. I recently got a question about that chapter: I advocate clear, bold, and faithful preaching of the […]

So How Did It Go Sunday?

So how did it go this Sunday? This question is asked many times each week. Some pastor talks to another pastor. And whatever the agenda of the discussion, it is likely one will ask the other about the previous Lord’s Day service. Did you have a good day? What did you preach? How did it […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 33, Savannah, & Ministry Links

Thanks for visiting my blog site. Saturday Shout-Outs is my weekly bulletin board. Enjoy! A big shout-out to Dr. Terry L. Johnson and the Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah for the opportunity to preach their annual Communion Season. What a church! Pastors, do yourself a favor and get of copy of The Parables of Jesus […]

#008: Staying Fresh in the Pulpit [PODCAST]

This is Episode #008 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about how to stay fresh in the pulpit, as you preach from week to week. Here are 7 ways to stay fresh in the pulpit:  Follow the Lord […]