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When we were little, our moms would call after us as we darted out the door to play with our friends: “Remember to look both ways before you cross the street.” And then when... Read More »

Preaching and Easter (Part 6)

Praying about our preaching (as we discussed last time) may seem to go without saying. That is why we need to say it. Particularly on Easter, we dare not allow ourselves to get... Read More »

Preaching and Easter (Part 5)

So, the day comes. It’s Easter Sunday—one of the most important preaching events any pastor has all year long. How do we embrace that moment of powerful opportunity? I can... Read More »

Preaching and Easter (Part 4)

I love soccer (English Premier League football, actually). When I get together with my one or two friends who share this passion, it is the first thing on our lips. We discuss... Read More »

Preaching and Easter (Part 3)

The cross and resurrection of Christ happened in a moment of time—but with true eternal purpose. The act of Christ was not merely a good example or a martyr’s sacrifice, it... Read More »

Preaching and Easter (Part 2)

When we consider strengthening our Easter preaching, we must begin with a plan, but this plan cannot be merely functional—it must also encourage our own refreshing in the... Read More »

Preaching and Easter (Part 1)

Easter (like Christmas) can be a very challenging time for pastors. How do you take “the old, old story” and give it fresh life, meaning, and perspective? Many pastors... Read More »

Revelation 19:5-7 (responsive)

Praise our God,
all you his servants,
you who fear him,
both small and great! Congregation:Read More »

Psalm 99:1, 3, 5 (responsive)

The LORD reigns,
let the nations tremble;
he sits enthroned between the cherubim,
let the earth shake.Read More »

Psalm 113:1-3 (ESV)

Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD!
Blessed be the name of the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore!Read More »