#70 Shepherds’ Conference 2016 at Grace Community Church -Take-aways

Last week the annual Shepherds' Conference took place at John MacArthur's Church in Sun Valley, California. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to attend along with a group from my sending church and two Ukrainian pastors. In this episode of Now is the Time I share with you some of the biggest take-aways from the ...

A True Story from the War in Ukraine

Yesterday I had the privilege of translating for Fyodr, a great brother-in-Christ, and pastor from Eastern Ukraine. In addition to preaching I also shared one testimony from one refugee who lost everything, including hope until she found Fyodr's church, "Light of the Gospel." You'll find the testimony and sermon in the video below. Pastor Fyodr Bezpalov from Druzhkovka, ...

#67 Why We Need More Gospel in Our Preaching -7 Reasons

What separates the preaching of today's celebrity preachers like Joel Osteen from some of the great preachers of history like Charles Spurgeon? A lot separates them for sure but when it comes down to it there is one core difference that places these preachers on opposite ends of the homiletical spectrum. Namely, it is the focus they place ...

#53 Manipulative Preaching vs. Persuasive Preaching

What's the difference between preaching that manipulates people for the preacher's own purposes and preaching that persuades people in the truth claims of Scripture? We talk about persuasive preaching and more in this episode of "Now Is the Time." My guest is professor and author Dr. Larry Overstreet (interview starts at 8:27). Easter Outreach Please pray for our ...