Archive for January, 2018

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10 great books to improve your preaching

January 26, 2018

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If you’re anything like me you want to get better in your preaching or teaching.

The books I talk about here have helped me be a better, more effective communicator. While these books are only a few of the GREAT preaching books available, I hope they will serve as a starting point to help you with your preaching.

I hope you enjoy.
1. The Witness of Preaching, Second Edition
2. King Came Preaching: The Pulpit Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
3. The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text: Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature
4. Preaching to a Shifting Culture: 12 Perspectives on Communicating that Connects
5. Biblical Preaching,: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages
6. Preaching in Black and White
7. Preaching that Connects
8. Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living
9. Powerful Biblical Preaching
10. Power in the Pulpit: How America’s Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons

What preaching books would you recommend?

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10 books to have in your library

January 19, 2018

There are certain books that every pastor should have in his/her library.
I am recommending ten books in this post. This is not an exhaustive list. These are ten books that are blessing me in my ministry.
If you have books to add to this list that might bless me or others please comment.

1. Bible.

2. Greek New Testament.
Hebrew Bible.

3. Lexicon.

4. Bible Commentary.

5. Preaching primer.

6. Leadership book.

7. Youth ministry resource.

8. Counseling resource.

9. Church Growth resource.

10. Prayer resource.

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10 excuses for not doing evangelism

January 12, 2018

[AUDIO http://mcphaull.com/bens10/10%20excuses%20for%20not%20doing%20evangelism.mp3%5D

Mark Mittelberg is one of the gurus of evangelism. Mark makes it simple to share your faith with those who don’t know who God is. Listed below are ten excuses that MUST NOT be used again. Mark destroys every excuse regarding helping to build up the kingdom of God.

1. I don’t have any non-Christian friends.

2. I don’t have the gift of evangelism.

3. I don’t have time right now.

4. I’m afraid.

5. I’ll just live out my faith in front of my friends- they’ll figure it out.

6. I don’t know how to bring up the topic.

7. I wouldn’t know what to say once the topic is raised.

8. I don’t know enough.

9. In my tradition, we don’t talk about personal faith.

10. My church isn’t really into evangelism.

adapted from Mark Mittelberg

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10 Myths held by Seventh-day Adventists

January 5, 2018

1. SDA’s are people of the Book.

2. Non SDA Pastors use Ellen G. White.

3. Scholars know about the Sabbath, they just refuse to accept it.

4. No one leaves the SDA Church for doctrinal reasons.

5. People leave because they’ve been wronged or feel unloved.

6. “There’s no perfect church, but this is the closest one to a perfect church because the SDA Church follows the Bible”.

7. The Clear Word is just that-the Bible written in clearer language.

8. The 10 Commandments are a transcript of the character of God.

9. You can’t know that you are saved.

10. If you leave the SDA church you will eventually leave God.

11. If you don’t believe in the SDA doctrines then you don’t believe in God.