Each Saturday we point you the best content we have encountered over the week on the internet.
Links of the Week
There are many correct answers to this question: the power of the Word of God, the filling and movement of the Holy Spirit, the giftedness of the preacher, the eagerness of the people to hear, all could be mentioned when this question is asked. Yet, I want to mention one answer that is commonly overlooked when considering the power of preaching and what produces a moving sermon preached that brings spiritual fruit from God.
Nothing is more exhilarating than preaching! It’s like nothing else to get in front of a group of people, open the Word of God and point people to Jesus. I absolutely love it. But I still get nervous sometimes before I preach. Maybe you do too. A few months ago I was standing next to my wife just before my sermon. She took my hand, which was freezing cold, leaned over and whispered, “Are you nervous? Your hand is freezing.” I nodded, “Yep.”
Mike reports that NorthStar chose to make their presence known in Kennesaw, not through great gorilla marketing and advertising, but through a “grassroots” model of serving their community. They made service part of the very fabric of who they are, even before they held their first worship service.
Good insights here into potential mistakes that people in senior leadership positions make that can hinder the growth of a church. Some of the things Jones lists are difficult or hard processes but leaders have to make difficult choices and changes.
A very good sermon on marriage. Not a step by step “how to guide” but an effective analysis of what marriage needs to be built on through Biblical principles.