Entries by Bruce Ballast

Good Preaching Attracts Hearers

The Talker-Hearer Disconnect One of the secrets I’ve learned over the years is that people will tune in to good preaching and tune out boring preaching. Back in 1989 I had the privilege of attending the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Manila, the Philippines.  The messages were stirring, powerful.  The seminar speakers spoke powerfully. […]

Preaching Positive Words

Positive Words Have Greater Power Than Negative Ones In my last post I noted that words are important.  Words, empowered by the Holy Spirit, change lives.   It is obvious, I believe, that preaching positive words has a greater impact than preaching negative ones.  View this short video about Thomas Edison. The point is, of […]