The Seasons of Preaching for a Pastor

Episode 749

Host Ed Stetzer meets with Tony Merida and Adam Muhtaseb to discuss the ins and outs of preaching within the church-planting context. Here’s how you can find your rhythm as a pastor, preacher, and planter.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why sincerity from the pulpit matters
  • Tips for establishing your rhythms of preaching
  • How to engage the unbelieving and disconnected
  • The role of current events in our preaching
  • Why your new church plant may need comfy seats!

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

Cast vision or values at the beginning. Treat your beginning series as more of an onramp series for those who are not familiar with the Bible. Walk through it together. — Ed Stetzer

Church is a family; it’s not just an event. — Adam Muhtaseb

When we go to church, we assume lost people don’t want to hear the Bible, but we have found that when we preach verse by verse through the text, engage their questions, and preach Christ from the text, lost people keep coming. — Adam Muhtaseb

You have to mingle with unbelievers during the week, and that will impact how you address them in the course of the sermon.  — Tony Merida

When thinking about addressing unbelievers, one of the things we’re trying to do in Christ-centered preaching is show people the grand narrative. Most people coming in have no idea that the Bible is a unified book. — Adam Muhtaseb

A certain power comes through a sincere preacher when there’s an alignment between their life and their preaching. No one expects you to be sinless, of course, but it’s important that they see a real trustworthiness. — Tony Merida

Published June 15, 2023

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