The link above will provide a pdf copy of the Hope in the Hard Times Study Guide. It’s designed to enhance the Hope in the Hard Times sermon series. We’d encourage you to download a copy and use it to help you dig into God’s Word.
We will be making the entire sermon series available in the coming days.
Click here to download the Hope In The Hard Times Study Guide.
The Heart of the Preacher
The thesis of this book, published by Lexham Press in October 2019, is that preaching isn’t just hard work, it’s heart work. In fact, the hardest part of preaching and teaching is the heart work it requires.
The book is organized into two parts. In the first, The Testing of a Preacher’s Heart, Rick highlights fifteen heart-level tests preachers often experience as they seek to preach God’s Word. These tests—such as dealing with ambition, comparison, or insignificance—are commonly faced but not commonly addressed in preaching books or at pastoral gatherings.
Part 2, The Strengthening of a Preacher’s Heart, provides practical guidance intended to help preachers prepare their hearts to face these heart tests in God-honoring, soul-stabilizing ways.
While the book is targeted at preachers, it gives spiritual counsel that can strengthen any Christian involved in serving Christ.