Legalistic, moralistic preaching exacerbates sin rather than killing it.
The question we must all answer is, are we willing to be thought a fool for the sake of Jesus?
If people were basically good, Jesus would have had no need to talk of the necessity of repentance for all to avoid perishing.
We ask David Prince, "Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about?"
A sophisticated church is a contradiction in terms. We are the non-nobles of a crucified Messiah. The same choice Paul faced is before every preacher today. Are you willing to be a fool for Christ’s sake?
Christians should defend the religious liberty of other faiths with as much zeal as they defend their own.
There is an initial act of faith and repentance at the moment of conversion, but, after that, the process of faith and repentance constitutes a daily discipline—the Christian’s lifestyle—and a path to joy thereafter according to Psalm 32.
Preachers should engage in sermon preparation as whole persons, engaging every aspect of their being.
The almost universal assumption is that no one has difficulty preaching Christ from the New Testament, especially from the Gospels. But just because your sermon mentions Christ doesn't mean you're preaching Christ.
What's the one thing the church needs to get right in the 21st century?
Our hope in the face of demonic assault is that the glory of the age to come has already invaded this present evil age in Jesus of Nazareth whose kingdom will not be consummated until the eschaton. The believer must realize that he or she lives in the overlap of the ages
"God does not want you to be happy, he wants you to be holy." "It does not matter whether you are happy, as long as you have joy." "Satan wants you to try to be happy, but God wants you to be faithful." Whatever one thinks of this approach in pitting happiness against Christian sanctification, it must be acknowledged that it is a novel perspective among Christians throughout the ages.…
We asked Dr. David Prince, "How would you characterize the state of preaching in evangelicalism today?"
FTC.CO asks Dr. David Prince, "What advice would you give parents whose children are active in athletics?"
We ask David Prince, "What does your sermon preparation look like?"
What does gospel-centered parental discipline look like?
Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?
The core of every person’s testimony is the exactly the same—grace, which is Christ + nothing.
If it were true that direct gospel ministry and Bible reading are all that matter, that would mean that we waste most of our lives in the meaningless daily stuff of ordinary living.
Step One: Throw away your illustration books.