5 Questions with the Editor of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary

Tony Merida is lead pastor Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also one of the editors of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary volumes (on sale now), showing readers how to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture.

WORDsearch chatted with Tony about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and more.

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Best Links of the Week 9/22/2017

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Can Leadership Be Learned? 

You do not have to be a natural-born leader to become a great leader. Posted by The Exchange

3 Reasons Why Ministry Leaders Choose to Be Isolated

Dietrich Bonhoeffer boldly declared that sin demands to have a man by himself. We must resist the temptation to live and serve in isolation. Posted by Pastors Today.

The Overcommitted Church

The overcommitted church has become the ineffective church. So how did our churches get in this predicament? The causes are many, but here are seven of them. Posted by Thom Rainer.

3 Places Where Leaders Must Be AT LEAST Average

You must be at least average in important areas of your leadership or those weaknesses will overshadow your strengths. Posted by Eric Geiger.

4 Ways Pastors Can Help With Mental Health

The local church should be the front door for both the upstream solutions, as well as the downstream problems of mental health. Posted by Pastors Today.

Best Links of the Week 9/15/2017

The Pastor’s Reason for Joy

Stop wishing to be some place and look around and see the richness of God’s blessings where He has you! Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

3 Ways Pastors Struggle with Personal Application

If we want the solution, we only need to look to our God, who seeks to transform us first, and though us, transform our people. Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

Three Reasons to Keep Going in Ministry

There are hundreds or thousands of people in your city that are counting on you to keep “fishing.” Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

5 Fears of Experienced Leaders That Can Wreck Their Legacy

Experienced leaders are those who have been in leadership roles for a significant period of time. These experienced leaders have led well throughout their career. Their lives and leadership have impacted many, which is why they have remained in their role. Posted on ArtRainer.com

Why You Should Attend the WORDsearch Training Conference

Make plans now to join us at the beautiful Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX on August 7-8, 2017! At WORDsearch Bible, we believe that when you are a better student of God’s Word, you are a better teacher of God’s Word. To help you make the most of your investment in WORDsearch, we offer WORDsearch Training Conferences.

Here are 3 reasons you should come join us in Fort Worth.

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! As a reminder, our offices are closed today, but our e-store is always open. Don’t miss our Independence Week sale, where you can get 25% off our lowest price with the promo code INDEPENDENCE. Here’s a quick link to some of our best deals.

Have a great day!

Memorial Day Devotional

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Memorial Day has come to signal the beginning of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with cookouts and get-togethers with family and friends. In the excitement of the day it is imperative that we remember those who have paid the greatest price to ensure our freedom as a nation.

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