Sermon Prep Time

Sermon Prep Time

The question of time and sermon preparation is a very interesting one. I can't answer this for everyone, I can only tell you what works for me. Here's a few thoughts about my approach to sermon prep: How much time should I spend in sermon prep? How can I find more...

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Why One Point Sermons? Part Two

Why One Point Sermons? Part Two

All of my sermons are crafted around one main point, a singular bottom line. I use the one point sermon to cut through the clutter and the noise and impact the lives of our congregation by teaching just one point each week. Below is a quick video where I answer: How...

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Preaching Without Notes Vlog

Preaching Without Notes Vlog

One of the most helpful techniques I've discovered during my calling as a preacher is learning to preach without notes. It's changed the way I approach writing my sermon, the way I deliver it, and the engagement with my audience. Below is a quick video where I answer:...

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Preaching, Salary, and Leadership

Preaching, Salary, and Leadership

I’ve been thinking about the unique connections between preaching, salaries, and leadership recently. In most workplace settings, employees clearly work for those who pay their salaries. If you work in a large company, for example, you more than likely work for your...

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The Danger Of Familiarity

The Danger Of Familiarity

One of the dangers of being a long-time Christian is that you begin to think you know what a particular section of the bible is about — since you’ve read it so many times — before you sit down to encounter it once again. Case in point: Romans 6-8. For many years, I’ve...

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Guest Blogger – Chris Thayer – Anxiety

Guest Blogger – Chris Thayer – Anxiety

Anxiety is a lie. The worst kind of lie. The kind your own mind and body tell you. Mine tells me that people will hate me. Leave me. That things will snowball beyond my control. That an insignificant incident will become an uncontrollable catastrophe. For everybody...

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