Taking Up Your Cross

Bryan CribbBryan Cribb, Preaching

A cliché among preachers is that you should preach your sermon to yourself before the congregation.  I agree with that sentiment, but I will say that it is not easy. At times, I will find myself thoroughly convicted by the biblical text and even by some of the great saints I reference in my illustrations. Such was the case recently … Read More

Praying in Preparation to Preach

Bryan CribbBryan Cribb

There is no chance of fire in the pews if there is an iceberg in the pulpit; and without personal prayer and communion with God during the preparation stages, the pulpit will be cold… To borrow from the marriage ceremony, it is imperative that “what God has joined together, no man should put asunder.” We dare not divorce our preaching … Read More

Celebration

Greg AllgoodGreg Allgood

Greg Allgood examines the significance of celebration and Christianity.