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

Preaching So They Can Understand

Michael DuduitMichael Duduit, Preaching

As preachers, our task is not only proclamation but translation – we are called to express the truth of God’s Word in language and forms that common people can understand. That may take a little longer to prepare, but it’s worth the effort.

Better Left Unsaid

Kris BarnettKristopher Barnett, Preaching

Church Visitors and Microphone

Certain words and phrases can dilute our sermons and hinder our messages. We should actively seek to eliminate these distracting expressions from our sermons.