How to Tell the Gospel with Storytelling

“For every generation, or maybe even every decade, a book comes out that will become a standard reference for evangelism and apologetics,” says CT’s recommendation. “This book has the potential to become the leading manual for Christians engaged in outreach for many years to come. Chan discusses a wide set of issues […]

Evangelism in a Skeptical World

Matthew’s Surprising and Barely Recognizable Christmas Story

Matthew’s version of our favorite holiday [Matthew 1:18-2:23] is hardly recognizable except for the star and the wise men. Joseph nearly divorcing Mary, Herod’s diabolical ploy, the slaughter of the innocents, the flight to Egypt, waiting for a wicked king to die—none of these things make the cover of Christmas […]

Matthew (Story of God Bible Commentary)

3 Lies About Fighting Sin

Sin is a reality for every Christian. Which is why fighting sin is one of the most common topics a Christian thinks about, wrestles with, and seeks counsel on. However, many of us carry around 3 subtle lies about how to fight sin. If we want to kill sin in […]

Rewire Your Heart

Preparing Couples for a Marriage, Not a Wedding

As pastors, our call isn’t to put on a great prelude to a party (i.e., a wedding). It’s to prepare engaged couples for marriage, a lifelong relationship. Too often, time constraints lead many of us to focus the bulk of our “preparation” on planning a ceremony. Here’s how we can […]

Preparing Your Heart for Marriage: Devotions for Engaged Couples

30 Seconds That Can Transform Your Evangelism

Will there be roadblocks when we begin naturally sharing our faith with nonbelievers? Of course! I can tell you this: if you love people and spend time listening for the leading of the Holy Spirit, you will find your way. As you seek the Lord’s leading in your relationships with […]

Organic Outreach for Churches

A Fresh Look at Doubt and Doubting Thomas (Complete Sermon Outline)

Use or adapt the sermon below in your own preaching or teaching ministry. Sermon Title: Thomas: Changed from Doubt to Faith Text: “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his […]

The Zondervan 2019 Pastor's Annual: An Idea and Resource Book