Where Do Sermon Ideas Come From?

Man studying the Bible

There are times when the most challenging part of preaching is deciding what to preach. Just as writers sometimes suffer from “writer’s block” and have difficulty creating content, preachers can also suffer from what we could call “preacher’s block.” One who preaches full-time in a local congregation may preach up to 100 sermons in a […]

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Walter Scott: “A Church That Is All Mouth”

Walter Scott: "A Church That Is All Mouth"

George Darsie (1846-1904) from Frankfort, Kentucky wrote a sermon entitled, To Every Man His Work, which was published in a book edited by J. A. Lord – On the Lord’s Day: A Manual for the Regular Observances of the New Testament Ordinances. In the sermon, Darsie illustrated the importance of Christians fulfilling various roles in the […]

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Now Available: “Regular Christians: The Importance of Each Member in the Body of Christ”

Regular Christians

I am happy to announce that the recent series I put together highlighting examples of some lesser-known Christians in the New Testament is now available in print from Gospel Armory! Read more about Regular Christians: The Importance of Each Member in the Body of Christ:

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Pay Attention


We receive reminders throughout our lives to pay attention – to our spouses, children, parents, teachers, employers, etc. The Bible also emphasizes the importance of paying attention. In this article, we are going to see what we are – and are not – to pay attention to and why it matters.

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Why It Is Important to Study the Bible

Bible Study

“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God” (1 Corinthians 2:12). The verses above affirm that the Bible contains the truth and […]

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Measuring the Love of God


Midway through Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus, the apostle described a prayer that he offered to the Father (Ephesians 3:14-21). Part of this prayer emphasized the greatness of the love of God. “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be […]

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Why Would Anyone Be a Christian?

Sitting and Looking at Sunset

In the previous article, we discussed the demands of discipleship. We saw that in order to be one of Jesus’ disciples, we must be willing to surrender earthly homes and family relationships and make a lifelong commitment to Him. Many are unwilling to do this. Others are not only unwilling, but they also do not […]

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