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James MacDonald (D. Min. Phoenix Seminary) is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, and both are from Ontario, Canada. He is the father of three grown children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and grandfather to four amazing grandsons. James’ ministry focuses on the unapologetic proclamation of God’s Word. In 1988, along with a small group of ministry partners, James and Kathy planted Harvest Bible Chapel which has grown to 13,000 people each weekend, meeting in six locations.

In 1997, a Bible-teaching broadcast ministry called Walk in the Word was established, now reaching more than three million people weekly. In 2002, a church planting ministry called Harvest Bible Fellowship was born and has established more than 70 churches ac
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Christmas Sermon Toolbox

No time of year is harder for preaching than Christmas. Here are a few reasons why that is – and what you can do about it.


Watch this 14-minute talk I gave on Facebook LIVE last week, filled with Christmas sermon planning aids:



Reasons it is difficult:



1:20 | There isn’t nearly the amount of material available (Matthew, Luke, John, Isaiah, Micah) centered on the Christmas story.
2:30 | There is an Read more of this blog post »
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“The biggest obstacle to making Christ magnificent is the refusal to make yourself small.”
James MacDonald, Vertical Church: What Every Heart Longs For. What Every Church Can Be.

“God brings tests into your life because your faith in Him--your belief that He is in control and that He is good--can be proved only in times when life is hard.”
James MacDonald, When Life is Hard

“Let God Himself be the main attraction at church again, and let us be tireless in our insistence that church is for God, about God, through God, and to the glory of His great Son.”
James MacDonald, Vertical Church: What Every Heart Longs For. What Every Church Can Be.

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