5 Worship Team Killers

Every worship team is under spiritual attack, and they must decide if they want to put up a fight. Discover what takes down many teams, and do what you can to reverse the trends.

Selling Sermons & Neglecting Nearness

When a pastor asks to buy sermon outlines from another, what does it reveal? Is it because he has nothing to say for God because he has heard nothing from God? Don’t be busy for God without actually knowing God.

Here I Raise My Ebenezer

Here I Raise My Ebenezer (1 Sam. 7:2-17) Samuel remembered God’s faithfulness in the past to help him go forward. As individuals and as a church, it is important to celebrate his activity in the previous year as we anticipate his work in the coming year. REPENTANCE (1 Sam. 7:2-6) True repentance always involves a turning to and a turning

1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart

I thoroughly enjoyed Dale Ralph Davis’ commentary on 1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart.  He is able to cover what is needed to be covered without getting lost by chasing rabbit trails. Favorite Quotes God’s tendency is to make our total inability his starting point (16). So the text teaches that someone can remain so firm in his rebellion that

Overview of 1 Samuel

I have loved preaching through 1-2 Samuel. This video explores the main ideas and flow of thought of the book of 1 Samuel. The Bible Project is a non-profit creating animated videos that explain the narrative of the Bible. These videos are free to use for personal and educational purposes. Download a full resolution version of this video along with

Strategic Prayer

In this final week of our prayer course, we talk about how to pray strategic prayers. The 8-weeks of teaching were a part of our NSU’s “The Battle Plan for Prayer” course.  I taught it once in the Fall and once in the Spring. I changed the way I taught it in the Spring and liked it so much better

Is My Lack of Prayer Sinful?

  All of us have given care to someone in our lives.  Think of someone who you have truly watched over concerning their needs (physical, emotional, spiritual, etc.). Maybe your list is very thorough and all-encompassing.  You have spent time, resources, and energy on caring for the person who came to mind. What if your care for them was graded

Prayerlessness = Sin

Samuel the priest played a pivotal role in the nation of Israel.  He had a miraculous birth (1 Sam. 1:20), a praying mother who dedicated him to priestly service (1 Sam. 1:27-28), a divine calling into ministry (1 Sam. 3:10), and a special role in the history of the nation to guide the people’s hearts back to the LORD (1