Matt Woodley

Murders and Mayhem—Preaching in Tragic Times

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In the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2012, police officer Jennifer Sebena was gunned down by her husband, an ex-Marine. Both the victim and her husband shooter were members of Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin. Over 2,000 people attended the funeral, including about 1,000 uniformed officers. In this week's featured sermon—"Mediation for a Fallen Police Officer"—Stuart Briscoe provides a masterful model for how to preach in tragic times. You will be deeply moved and deeply blessed.

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In Christ,

Matt Woodley
Managing Editor, PreachingToday.com
mwoodley@christianitytoday.com

P.S. You're going to love this week's skills article—"Finding Your Own Preaching Voice." Lawrence Aker III, the senior pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, offers some solid advice about letting God use you in the pulpit.

Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for PreachingToday.com and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

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