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Prestonwood Network Update

In This Issue:
  • Three Ideas for a Christmas Series by Pastor Jack Graham
  • Christmas Sermon Strategies: Interview with Pastor Jack Graham
  • Preach the Christ at Christmas by Dr. Steven Smith
  • God Gives Us Protection by Pastor Jack Graham
  • Church Planter Interview: Matt Hess, Pickering, Ontario

Three Ideas For A Christmas Series
By Pastor Jack Graham

As a pastor, preparation for a Christmas sermon or series can be a daunting task. It’s prime time to share the message of Good News. Every year the Christmas season provides the opportunity to reach more people with the life changing message of the Gospel than any other season. Pastors must find the balance between sharing…

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Christmas Sermon Strategies
An Interview With Pastor Jack Graham

Pastor Jack Graham recently sat down with us to discuss the importance of preaching during the Christmas season. Watch this informative and poignant interview to hear some of Pastor Graham’s favorite ways to preach one of the most familiar and important biblical stories in a fresh and creative way.

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Preach The Christ At Christmas
By Dr. Steven Smith

The irony of the Christmas season is that Christ gets pushed out. That’s clear enough. It’s an observation that’s good to make to our people when we preach as we refocus their attention on the manger not the mall. But a little honesty forces me to admit that I often leave out the “real meaning of Christmas” in my preaching. Admittedly, it’s kind of hard to get creative at Christmas…

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God Gives Us Protection
By Pastor Jack Graham

The widespread terrorist attacks that killed at least 127 people across Paris left France, and the watching world, reeling in shock and horror, making for one of the darkest days in Europe’s recent history. When we hear about evil acts and bizarre behaviors of individuals who did whatever made them newsworthy, whether they bombed a sporting arena, walked onto a college campus and started shooting innocent…

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Matt Hess: Fellowship Pickering Church - Pickering, Ontario

Matt Hess is the Lead Pastor of Fellowship Pickering Church in Ontario, Canada. After over 10 years in church ministry, Matt and his wife Arrica sensed God leading them to start a church somewhere in the Greater Toronto Area, specifically the Durham region and Pickering.

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