What are the best ways to ditch your plan when you feel like God is leading in a different direction with the sermon? In this episode, we discuss seven pointers to keep in mind if you want to change up your content on the fly.
The first 90 seconds of your sermon are some of the most powerful seconds you have. Don’t waste them. In this episode we discuss the three things you must do at the beginning of your sermon to capture the attention of your listeners. (more…)
What do you do when you prepare a sermon and you realize you have too much content than you have time for? How do you know what to cut? What to keep? What to put off until next time? In this episode we discuss a three-step process for deciding what to do when you have too much content for one sermon.
Looking to a new year gives us an opportunity to imagine a better future. We take time to formulate a vision for how we will improve next year. In today’s episode, we look back at a year of Preaching Donkey and remember what God allowed us to accomplish. We also look ahead to the new year and discuss what’s coming – not only for Preaching Donkey, but also for us as individuals. (more…)
Nothing makes me beat my head against the wall more than trying to think of another creative way to tell the Christmas story. Christmas Eve is tomorrow and I’m preaching. I have felt the weight of this message for about a week now. It’s coming… Am I ready? Are you? In this episode we discuss the truths behind the Christmas story that we so often miss. (more…)
“Tell your church what they are and eventually they’ll become that.” These words rang inside my head I met with a pastor who leads a large and growing church. He explained that his job as a pastor is to set the expectation high and let his church know he believes that’s who they are. Eventually, they will become that. In this week’s episode we discuss this idea and discover how to speak life into our churches.