Articles by Derek Morris
Serving as a pastor in the twenty-first century is hard work.
The reformation we all need is a continued shaping of our hearts and lives in harmony with the will of God.
The apostle Paul was bold and unapologetic in his confession to the followers of Jesus in Corinth: “I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2).* Similarly, to Christians in Galatia, he wrote, “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 6:14).
As we study the Scriptures, we discover not only where we came from but also where we are going.
European people live in a society that has left Christianity behind—how do Christians witness in this atmosphere?
The author encourages people to spend time each day with God in Bible study and prayer and then share the received blessings with others.
The author advises that “when using and interpreting the writings of Ellen G. White, we must apply the same principles of interpretation to them as we do to Scripture.”
I heard a remarkable testimony this morning. My colleague John was visiting his home region of Bangalore, India. . .
A valuable resource for seasoned and inexperienced evangelists alike.
Read why two pastors’ wives became involved in Women’s Ministry.
What is your greatest challenge in ministry? I am sure we could find numerous answers to that question, but let me suggest one that is mentioned more and more frequently: exhaustion.
Both individually and collectively, we have been blessed to bless.
Take a moment to reflect on your current support system.
An interview with Haddon Robinson on effective preaching
Two great preachers discuss the importance of preaching, preparation for preaching, and making an appeal at the end of the sermon.
An interview with Henry H. Mitchell by Derek J. Morris.
This book has been hailed as a "landmark publication."
I received an e-mail last week from one of our readers in Virginia, USA...
A compilation of 12 great sermons on the cross of Christ.
We have made the commitment to provide a translation of our lead article each month in a variety of languages.
I have found great joy knowing that countless Christians around the world are also seeking to be filled with the Word of God.
Defending Basic Rights: A Conversation with Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Leaders (March 2014)
As a result of this interview, you will gain a deeper understanding of the work and involvement of these leaders in the religious liberty and public affairs in our world.
How do you deal with difficult questions?
Have we become so accustomed to the chaos of our time that we cannot see the signs of the times?
Sometimes when we ask for a sign, the Holy Spirit simply points us back to the Word that has already been revealed.
Successful preaching is a science and an art. This article will transport you from thorough sermon preparation to effective delivery—one step at a time.
A well-known speaker and author shares his passion for ministry to youth.
We need a firm biblical foundation.
Read how God uses a hospital chaplain who impacts lives and communities with the healing ministry of Christ.
In this double issue, we focus on the important themes of the second coming of Jesus and mission.
Using congregational feedback to improve preaching
Have you ever found strength and wisdom through the Word of God in a moment of temptation? It happened for Jesus. Three temptations are recorded during His time of fasting and prayer in the wilderness, and each time Jesus found strength and wisdom in the Scriptures. . .
Here's a way to incorporate drama into the sermon in a way that church members will find refreshing.
How to successfully hold a preaching calendar, and how it can and will benefit you.
Caleb was 85 years old when he came to his long-time friend Joshua with this request. . .
How would your hearers describe the focus of your public presentations and personal interactions? Are you giving them more substantial nourishment than the junk food of this present age?
Announcing the launch of Ministry online.
What is your experience either as a Millennial yourself or building bridges of understanding and community with Millennials in your congregation?
Are you taking care of the instrument God gave you to spread the gospel?
Preaching that leads people to arrive at their own conclusions
This special issue of Ministry is devoted to the theme of evangelism—both personal and public.
An interview: Practical principles for effective public speaking
Les graines semées il y a des années peuvent produire une généreuse récolte.
An outstanding preacher shares how he senses the hand of God as he speaks to his listeners.
How can we reach the teaming masses with the good news about Jesus?
Many preachers view preaching as simply a time to speak. They fail to recognize that effective preachers need to listen attentively to their listeners. Every listener provides valuable feedback during the sermon, and wise preachers will learn to listen attentively to this feedback in order to connect more effectively with their congregation.
The bottom-line essentials in preaching.
Do you have young adults in your circle of influence who have leadership potential?
A highly respected preacher talks about reaching people where they are
A tribute to John R.W. Stott.
She gave me a visible manifestation of the unfathomable love of God. Who could ask for more?