Video: Preaching in the 21st Century

Scott Hoezee asks Ada Bible Church pastor Jeff Manion to talk about the challenges of preaching in a multi-site church, the communication challenges all preachers face in the 21st century, and how Manion as a preacher and pastor has navigated the multifaceted issues that have come with the global COVID pandemic.

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This Week's Sermon Commentaries

Luke 10:25-37 Sermon Commentary

Boundaries and rules can be good for us. Take the ten commandments: they help us put boundaries on our own actions for the sake of others as well as ourselves. In fact, all of God’s laws ought to be understood as helping to frame a picture of how we can live in order to discover…

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Amos 7:7-17 Sermon Commentary

It just doesn’t pay to tell a prophet to shut up.  Things tend to get worse.  Or at least that is so with a true prophet of God.  Hucksters, fakes, charlatans can be intimidated.  They will flee when threatened.  They will say nicer things for a price. But not so the true prophets of God…

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Psalm 25:1-10 Sermon Commentary

In his book years ago The Closing of the American Mind Allan Bloom lamented the decline of true education in this nation’s colleges and universities. Bloom decried the way many professors had dispensed with the traditional canons of literature in favor of whatever was trendy and vogue. He mourned the fact that critical thinking and…

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Colossians 1:1-14 Sermon Commentary

Elements of this week’s Epistolary Lesson are faintly reminiscent of Huck Finn’s experience with prayer. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck recounts how his foster mother, Miss Watson, tried to teach him to pray. “Miss Watson … took me in the closet and prayed, but nothing come of it. She told me to pray…

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