Bread for this

Several years ago, I heard about a preacher that prepared for his sermon in a unique way.  One Sunday he was to preach on the Bread of Life text (John 6).  He thought of a powerful way to help the sermon stick with his congregation.  He had prepared for several church members to bring their bread machines to church earlier in the morning.  Forgive me for not knowing how long bread takes to bake, but…..

If The Ellen Show was church

Do me a favor. Watch this video from The Ellen Show. As you do, pretend Ellen is the preacher, the audience is the congregation, the set is a church, the show is Sunday morning worship and the guy is your first-time guest. Is there anything we can learn? And please realize, more and more, “church” is something that more and more people haven’t “done.” Stay blessed…john

It fits!

Some people say, “It cannot be done.” Others say, “There’s no way it can be done.” Still, more say, “It’s just impossible.” The true leaders say, “We just haven’t figured out how to do it yet.” ++If you’re reading by email or news reader, click here to view the video.++ I can’t tell you how much this video encouraged me.  How many times have people tried to convince us the church can’t do what it…..

Are you fed?

Recently, I mentioned in a sermon my uneasiness when people tell me they’re not getting fed in church. To be fair, it doesn’t happen all the time. Enough, though. My point was that I’m not there to feed the church. We’re there to feast on the word together. I forgot to make this point: Everyday you go to work. Every other week or so you get a paycheck. You’d never tell your boss that you’re…..

Frustrated leaders

How can leaders tell if they’re only frustrated because things aren’t working out their way? Easy. They’re content when things aren’t going their way, but are working out. Stay blessed…john