Saturday Shout-Outs: #FBCJaxPC, #G3, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog. Saturday Shout-Outs is my weekly online bulletin board. Enjoy! You can sign up for my FREE weekly sermon manuscript email list in the box in the top right of this page. Shout-out to my friend, Mac Brunson, for the opportunity to give the opening lecture at the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference […]

#015: Using Scripture in Preaching [PODCAST]

This is episode #015 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we talk about the different ways you can and should the scriptures in your preaching. Here are five ways to effectively use scripture in your preaching…   Read the scriptures. Explain the scriptures. […]

Should Every Sermon End with the Cross?

One Friday evening, he died on the cross for your sins and mine! They buried him in Joseph’s new tomb! But early Sunday morning, he rose from the dead with all power in his hands! The church tradition I grew up in expected the preacher to end the sermon by going to the cross. My […]

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 2015

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, […]

Episode #014: What I Pray When I Preach [PODCAST]

This is episode #014 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, I talk about why I pray before I preach and what I preach when I preach. When I start my sermons, I typically begin with a public prayer. No one told me […]

Commit Your Work to the Lord

For several months, I have read a chapter of Proverbs daily. I have read Proverbs countless times over the years. But it has come alive for me in fresh and new ways recently. One proverb I have meditated a great deal on is Proverbs 16:3… Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will […]

Prayer Emphasis Week 2015 at the Shiloh Church

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. – Colossians 4:2 January 11-18 is Prayer Emphasis Week at the Shiloh Church. Our goal is to begin the year giving thanks, making confession, submitting our lives, offering petitions, and interceding for one another. In our worship services yesterday, members filled out prayer cards and […]