Derek Morris

Derek J. Morris, D.Min., is senior pastor at Forest Lake Church, Apopka, Florida, and author of Powerful Biblical Preaching: Practical Pointers From Master Preachers.

Effective sermon delivery

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.

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Truth, love, and the justice of God: An interview with Jiří Moskala

Sit down with Dr. Jiří Moskala, dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, and learn about the wonderful programs being offered and his advice for the future.

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Discerning the will of God

Sometimes when we ask for a sign, the Holy Spirit simply points us back to the Word that has already been revealed.

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Wise delegation

Identify volunteers who are full of wisdom.

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Crossing the language barrier

We have made the commitment to provide a translation of our lead article each month in a variety of languages.

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Transitions

The One who has led you this far will not leave you now.

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Warning Signs

What are the warning signs when a spiritual leader might be at risk?

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A Practical Guide to Evangelism: How to Win and Keep New Members

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.”

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Miraculous life transformation

There was an intense tug of war. Was this teaching really the truth or just another person’s opinion?

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The perils and privileges of pastoral ministry

It is so easy and professionally acceptable to neglect appropriate self-care while encouraging others to intentionally replenish physically, emotionally, and socially.

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