Preaching and Teaching

This summer, we are opening someone else’s mail. We are studying 1 Timothy, a letter that was written 2000 years ago by a Jewish mentor named Paul, a pastor who was in the sunset of his life. Like Yoda to Skywalker, teacher to pupil, Paul...

Denver, Colorado, ranks among the top 15 cities in America for post-Christian thinking. To put it plainly, people in the Mile High City aren’t running to the Bible when life gets tough. They’re running to the mountains for recreational release or to self-help blogs and...

In a previous post, I described the essentials on the Storyline plate. We see four main commitments as mission critical and we strive to keep the main things the main things: Participate in a worship service Plug into a Home Group Serve in ministry Practice the art of neighboring.   For...

Living in the 21st century presents many challenges for Christians, but this media-saturated culture offers a few fringe benefits. For example, while you run, commute, or walk your dog, you can multi-task. With ear buds locked and loaded, you can absorb phenomenal messages to stretch...

Storyline Fellowship desires to strike the balance in being culturally relevant and theologically robust. If we are faithful to our mission to invite unconvinced friends, then our weekly gatherings should include some who are on the search for truth. For this reason, the weekly sermon...

Every church must choose an approach to its teaching ministry. Storyline Fellowship is committed to a less-popular methodology known as expository preaching (which you can read more about here.) There are many reasons why we take this approach, but here are three: 1. Expository preaching is understandable...

You probably have noticed that preachers come in all shapes and sizes. There are big, gregarious, sweaty foreheaded preachers. There are short, slim, soft-spoken preachers. There are creative preachers who always have a slick gadget or a clever object of illustration. There are King James...

The apostle Paul told his protégé Timothy to “Preach the Word (2 Tim. 4:2).” Scripture places a high priority on the act of public proclamation. Every pastor that feels the weight of Sunday approaching makes front-end decisions on sermonic approach. There are basically three main...