The need for knowing God’s word

“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you…” (Titus 1:5 ESV)

The need for good leadership in congregations is necessary. Despite the trendy and progressive ideas that we often see around us, the leadership of God’s people is to rest in men – those who are “above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers” (Titus 1:6). Continue reading “The need for knowing God’s word”

What makes a great sermon?

What makes a good sermon? What qualities would you list that would make a sermon great? What criteria would you use to determine that a sermon is great? And who gets to judge a sermon great, or poor?

Paul must have done a great deal of thinking about preaching. In preaching instructions to his protégé, he solemnly challenged him: “I charge you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom …” (2 Timothy 4:1). Continue reading “What makes a great sermon?”