I’ve not met another pastor who isn’t interested in helping more people read the Bible more. Every fellow minister I talk to would love to increase biblical engagement in their church.
And I’m in that same boat. So over the last few years, I’ve set out to resource my...
It’s one thing to prepare a single good sermon. It was a good week. You felt refreshed. And your preparation flowed. But what about doing that week in and week out? That can be far more difficult.
Luckily, consistently strong sermon preparation consists of some key pillars and when you...
Every preacher has their own personality and their own wiring. And depending on what that is, they may gravitate toward being more of a pastor in the pulpit or more of a prophet in the pulpit.
So which are you?
Preaching Style: The Pastor
The pastor is the shepherd. The guide.
The pastor in...
Every church has its share of difficult people.
They’re the people who are perpetually dismissive or resistant to what seems like everything you and your team attempt to do.
But you have to hand it to them—they’re consistent. Consistently critical and dissatisfied...
You get to the end of a good week. You finished writing the sermon for Sunday. But the question is, will it preach?
It’s penned but will it proclaim? It’s typed but will it talk? Better yet, will it walk?
You and I have both gotten to this point many times. You finish writing...
Some sermons connect and some don't. That's true for all of us. But sometimes not connecting in our preaching can go from every now and again to becoming a trend.
So let's talk about it.
We spend hours upon hours in sermon prep and sermon writing. And then we get to the preaching moment and what...
Sunday has a tendency show up quickly. Your sermon preparation can either set you up well for when Sunday rolls around or hinder you tremendously.
How you spend your time Monday through Saturday greatly influences the sermon you preach on Sunday. You and I know this from experience.
If you want to write a better sermon, you must improve one of these two things:
- Your content
- Your structure
Last week, I showed you seven different approaches to outlining your sermon.
Having good structure to your sermon is a game-changer.
But what about upgrading your sermon content?
Want to write a better sermon?
You can improve one of two things:
- Your content
- Your structure
This article will focus on the latter. Your structure. Your outline.
Right now, you might be drowning in all the information you’ve compiled for your next sermon. You’ve got insights,...
When you stand up to preach, you want to handle the word well. You want to teach the Bible as well as you possibly can so that people walk away understanding God’s word and knowing what He is calling them to.
By using these 7 questions, you’ll never be stuck staring at your computer...
Meet John. He’s been laboring as a pastor for almost seven years. He has worked at a couple different churches but has run into the same roadblocks at both.
He’s starting to recognize that he needs to make some shifts in the way he operates as a pastor. He wants to lead and serve with...
We live in a time of great polarization, hedonism, hatred, hurt, and delusion. And the church, for the most part, isn’t helping.
While our society is fracturing, some preachers and churches are burrowing their heads in the sand, hoping that things will dramatically change without...