Sermon Adventure Part 2

Sermon Adventure Part 2

In this Vlog we will talk about sermon adventure. Which approach to sermon writing has a greater impact on the hearer? In this week's vlog we will discuss: How do you create adventure in your sermon? How does adventure make a sermon more memorable? What character...

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Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

Happy New Year! In this time of New Year = New You, we have a few challenges for you. 1. Preach your first sermon without notes. 2. Preach your first one point sermon. 3. Always be on the lookout for sermon illustrations. Hopefully, you find this video helpful. If...

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Rest and Rhythm

Rest and Rhythm

In this week's Vlog we are talking about rest and rhythm: When do you observe sabbath? How do you create rhythm in your sermons? Is there a long term rhythm to your series? Hopefully, you find this video helpful. If you’d like to learn more, check out my book:...

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Three Considerations as You Prepare to Preach at Christmas

Three Considerations as You Prepare to Preach at Christmas

As you add the finishing touches to your Christmas sermon, I’d like to offer three tips that I’ve learned through the years. 1. Preach A One Point Sermon As I have taught in both printed and video formats, I believe that the most effective sermon designs take the...

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Reading Prompts

Reading Prompts

In this week's Vlog we are talking about reading prompts: What are reading prompts? How did they start? Why are they important? How can you get started creating your own reading prompts? Hopefully, you find this video helpful. If you’d like to learn more, check out my...

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Creativity In Preaching

Creativity In Preaching

The question of creativity in preaching is a very interesting one. In this episode I'll answer the following questions: How can I become more creative? How can I find creative inspiration? Why do pastors need to be creative? How does creativity impact your staff? How...

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Preaching Funerals

Preaching Funerals

In this video I briefly discuss how a we approach preaching funerals. We want to accomplish three things at each funeral: justice to the memory, honor to God, and comfort to the family. Every good funeral contains this line, grief is good. We seek to give people...

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Irresistible

Irresistible

In this video I briefly discuss how a pastor can become more likable in the pulpit. I’ll take a look at the examples of Billy Graham and Chuck Swindol, and how God’s anointing — not clever teaching antics — makes their preaching irresistible.  I’ll specifically...

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Rest and Rhythm

Preaching In Series

In this quick video, I share why I preach through a sermons series instead of using a tool like the Lectionary. I’ve found that a sermon series can do for church what “Who Shot J.R.?” did for TV, namely, it helps create a longing in people to find out what’s going to...

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