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Scheduled to Preach: Have Backup Plan? Here’s 3 Steps to Creating One

preaching backup plan

Today I’m honored to have Tim Coressel providing a guest post. Tim is the Youth & Community Life Pastor at Cross Current Church in Northern Virginia, and has been working with students and families for nearly a decade.  He is passionate about sharing life with his community and pointing people to Jesus Christ.

You might think that you’ll never actually need to use one.  Neither did I.  But, when I found myself in an unforeseen (and rather unfortunate) situation on Christmas Eve this year, boy, am I glad I had one!  I’m talking about a backup plan for preaching.

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Guest: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your Preaching Team Meeting

Check Yourself Before You Wreck

Today I’m honored to have Scott Savage providing a guest post. Scott lives in Phoenix, where he writes and pastors. He is currently writing a book about his journey from idealism to cynicism to hope. Scott is married to Danalyn (a lawyer) and the father of 3 children under the age of 3, including a set of twins. He blogs at scottsavagelive.com. You can follow Scott on Twitter (@scottsavagelive).

“The last and greatest sin is to do the right thing for the wrong reason.”

-T.S. Elliot

In the film, What Women Want, Mel Gibson gains the blessing (and curse) of being able to hear what is going on inside the mind of every women he meets. Some of the most comical moments of the film involving Gibson manipulating them because he is able to discern their thoughts and motivations.

When I walk in the room to present a message to my preaching team, all sorts of ideas run through my head. No one (including Mel Gibson) can hear them, but they fill my consciousness.

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Guest: Three Keys to Make Your Sermon Unforgettable

3 keys to make the sermon unforgettable

Today I’m honored to have Tim Coressel providing a guest post. Tim is the Youth & Community Life Pastor at Cross Current Church in Northern Virginia, and has been working with students and families for nearly a decade.  He is passionate about sharing life with his community and pointing people to Jesus Christ.

People are going to forget your sermons.  They’ll forget mine too.

From the moment you “close in prayer”, that message you labored over for hours will begin to fade in the minds of your audience.  For some, it’ll be gone in less time than it took you to prepare it (maybe even before they’re done eating lunch!).

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