Advent Preaching About Joy For Today

Advent Preaching About Joy For Today In the last post we began a reflection on the songs of Christmas that Luke records in his gospel.  We saw that the message of Zachariah's song was that help is on the way.  In this post we turn to the…

Advent Preaching About Help Is On The Way

Advent Preaching About Help Is On The Way We are once again making a turn in this blog.  We've been looking at how to love your people as a means to better preaching.  As I write this, the first Sunday of Advent is just around the corner.…

How to Love Your People For Better Preaching

How to Love Your People For Better Preaching In the last post we saw that loving your people makes preaching better.  In this post we consider how to love your people for better preaching in your ministry. Let Them Know You Love Them I've…

Loving Your People Makes Preaching Better

Loving Your People Makes Preaching Better It seems to be a rather obvious statement: loving your people makes preaching better and easier.  But a question comes up rather quickly: how do you love the jerks?  Your church has them, I'm sure.…

How To Build A Team Spirit

How To Build A Team Spirit In the last post we looked at team spirit as a means to motivation for ministry.  In this post we are going to consider how to build a team spirit in yourself and in your church. A Common Vision Builds Team Spirit I…

A Team Spirit Creates Motivation

A Team Spirit Creates Motivation In the last several posts in this blog we considered the challenge of remaining motivated.  This post is the next to last one in the series.  In this post we will reflect on the fact that a team spirit creates…

Compassion Creates Motivated Preachers

Compassion Creates Motivated Preachers We are in a series of posts about how to keep your motivation as preacher.  Here is where you can connect with previous posts.   In this post we are considering how compassion creates motivated preachers…

Keep Calm And Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On Keep calm and carry on is a slogan that someone in England created before World War II.  Here's the Wikipedia introduction to their article on the background to this widely-known, oft-quoted slogan: Keep Calm and…

Christ's Love Compels Us To Preach

Christ's Love Compels Us To Preach Christ's love compels us to preach the good news.  That's the theme for this post.  We have been discussing various reasons to remain motivated in our service of God.  If you're new to this blog, check…

A Sense of Duty Gives Motivation for Preaching

A Sense of Duty Gives Motivation for Preaching Motivation is important.  That's something that we have been looking at in this series of posts, starting with this one.  In this post, we're going to see that a sense of duty gives motivation…