Every day, a pastor faces armies of despair, fatigue, exhaustion, and frustration. That blessed hope of a Spurgeon church has morphed into a Paul prison. Every time he looks up, there is another attack. First errors are found, then sin; doctrinal arguing leads to internal strife. The army of the nation's culture surrounds for the kill. The pastor places his baptism handkerchief on a broom handle and crawls out to surrender. Just then, he looks to the horizon to see a glorious alliance of sixty-six armies. The enemy turns in fear--many ride away, while others engage, only to be routed. The preacher had forgotten that there are more with us than against us. No matter the mess, God is with us. He has given his Spirit to move among us, and he has given us his word to defeat every attack. Grab this handbook and be encouraged; you can preach your way out of every mess. ""Ministry is a combination of blessings and challenges, feeling called and feeling trapped, being at peace and stressed out . . . and that's all by lunch But it is worth it. God uses dull tools to make sharp impacts. Let this book encourage you to stay in the flow of God's power and heal through your heart."" --Gregg Matte, Senior Pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church and author of Difference Makers ""Preaching Your Way Out of a Mess may just turn out to be a ministry-saver for many pastors Johnny Teague is an experienced pastor who brings practical wisdom and help in addressing the internal and external problems and perplexities every pastor faces. Teague leaves no stone unturned in this well-written and helpful volume. Highly recommended "" --David L. Allen, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Johnny Teague is the senior pastor of Church at the Cross in Houston, Texas, recently noted as one of the top twenty-four most evangelistic churches in North America. Teague has been a pastor for almost twenty years, preaching through all sixty-six books of the Bible, and earning five college degrees. He has traveled to all fifty states, as well as fourteen countries. His love for the Lord is followed by his devotion to his wife Lori and his girls.