Posts by Nicholas Maricle

Posts by Nicholas Maricle

The Word Became Flesh

The Word Became Flesh With Christmas drawing near, I’m going to begin preaching on Christmas this Sunday, December 10, 2017. The problem with preaching about Christmas is that the Incarnation and all of Christology are recondite subjects. Every time I study Christology, I walk away with a healthy appreciation for my own limits and shortcomings. To heighten my sense of…

How to Judge a Sermon

How to Judge a Sermon  Pastoring is a very broad job; pastors are counselors and confidants, teachers and trainers, supervisors and superintendents. Each pastor is uniquely gifted for and/or prefers one of these roles over the others. This is natural and is part of how the pastor is made in the image of God. Differences in ministry preferences and skills are to be…

Worthwhile Reads

Worthwhile Reads I am a proud bibliophile. One of my goals is to read some form of printed media every day of the year. The reason is that good books have the ability to change lives. If you will read good books, they will make you into a better, more informed person. Unfortunately, bad books abound; some books simply aren’t worth the time or the money they require. If…