Sermon Starter Stuff

We preachers spend a lot of time crafting the opening moments of our sermons. Or, if we don’t, we should. Because it is in those moments that you either capture your listeners’ attention or lose it.  In the opening you either establish common ground with the...

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HAND WRITTEN NOTES IN A DIGITAL WORLD

I received this note from a new Good Shepherd Church friend recently. She hand wrote a note to thank me for ... a hand-written note. It's why we do the kinds of things we do at Good Shepherd. Massively small steps, each designed to make a large congregation feel like...

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#PracticingThePresence, Week 3 — “TOs and THROUGHs”

To get TO something, you have to go THROUGH something else. In the Carolinas, for example, to get TO thaw this week, we've had to go THROUGH storm. For this third week of Practicing The Presence, we are taking one of my favorite bible journeys ever.  We'll see how...

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How We Are Practicing The Presence This Week

Practicing The Presence, our current sermon series at Good Shepherd, is all about providing practical, hands-on tools for helping people take their next step in their living relationship with Jesus Christ. Here's what it looks like this week:       And...

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