Preaching For DECISION While Remembering MOTIVATION

Preaching For DECISION While Remembering MOTIVATION

As thrilling as it is to ensure that at least a moment in every sermon points to Christ and him crucified, it is even more so when sermons issue an urgent yet loving appeal to surrender to his Lordship. Doing this well involves doing it with variety. It includes...

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Preaching For Applause?

Preaching For Applause?

While most Methodist churches refrain from all kinds of clapping — either the rhythmic kind during a praise song or the appreciative kind during a sermon — Good Shepherd has always been one of the exceptions. We clap during most songs on most Sundays.  We even clapped...

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The Social Solitude Of Preaching

The Social Solitude Of Preaching

Preaching is an intensely solitary activity. Preaching is a thoroughly social exercise. Which is it?  Solitary or social? Yes. My own process of preparation is wholly wrapped in solitude.  I study, I jot, I brainstorm, I fret, I pray, I get excited, I become...

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