Unhealthy Stresses

Some church experiences are idyllic, but not for very long. Involve human beings in any setting, and sooner or later stress will surface. If you are in a church with no stress, you’re probably a first-time visitor, or you’ve turned down every opportunity to be involved in a leadership role.

Some stress in a church is healthy. That’s right. A congregation that’s outgrown its building will probably experience stress just in the process of deciding what to do.

But I’m concerned about how to deal with stresses that are unhealthy. The key here is for everyone to talk to the Lord about problems as much or more than they talk to each other. I’ll say it again. The key here is for everyone to talk to the Lord about problems as much or more than they talk to each other. That’s the secret.


I am grateful that I continue to hear how God is using my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in the church where you serve as pastor.

 


Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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Healing a National Wound

If a doctor treats what is obviously a serious wound just as though it’s nothing to worry about? He’ll likely get sued for malpractice.

In Old Testament times, Jeremiah says this about the prophets: “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious.”

Like Jeremiah felt regarding Judah, I believe these next few years are crucial for our land, too. Either we know a sweeping movement of the Holy Spirit, or this nation will face judgment.

Let me report that an increasing number of ministers share my thinking. So, please be open to our words of warning.

If the national wound is serious, and as ministers we dare treat it as a surface scratch, we’re not doing you a favor. And, what we face as preachers is far worse than a malpractice suit.


I am grateful that I continue to hear how God is using my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in the church where you serve as pastor.

 


Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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The Refreshment of Sharing

A friend my age said the other day, “You know, I don’t get that much out of church anymore.” I agreed with him. But, I added that I really don’t expect to get much.

You see, I’m almost 80 years old. I was raised in a Christian home. I have walked with the Lord for quite a while. If our pastor planned the service to teach me things I didn’t already know, he’s going to lose most of his people.

Oh, I appreciate the church, I love it. But, the fact is that the sermons are geared to the many newcomers attending. I mean they couldn’t find “Hosea” in the Bible if you gave them a couple of minutes to do so. That doesn’t bother me. At a certain point, some of us need to realize we have been given a lot and it’s time to change our expectations.

So instead, bring a neighbor or a friend. It will probably all be fresh for him or her. Make sense? Good!


I am grateful that I continue to hear how God is using my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in the church where you serve as pastor.

 


Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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Longing for Revival

He was blind, this preacher friend and in his 70s. His eyes appeared normal. But, he was blind, and he was crying. “David,” he said, “I want so much to see the day you were talking about.” He was speaking about seeing a great revival sweep this land.

That’s what my subject had been at the ministers’ meeting he attended. This older minister’s sensitive spirit touched me. His tears were beautiful. Well past retirement age, now he preachers Sundays at a small trailer park. It’s volunteer work for him. Yet, he wants to live long enough to see revival sweep the church.

Oh, Lord, give us more men like this. And let him be like old Simeon in Scripture, who was spared until your special day of revelation came.


Believing that you will benefit significantly from reading it, I sincerely invite you to read my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in the church where you serve as pastor.

 


Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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