Do you ever get stuck in a sermon prep rut? I do. Sometimes the sermon comes together like a beautifully crafted work of art. But other times I struggle to make progress in my study. It’s hard to break out of sermon prep stuck-ness. In today’s episode, we discuss how to get unstuck in your sermon prep.
Much has been said about the 2016 general election results. Much has been said about the church’s response to it. For pastors, it can be difficult to navigate what is appropriate to say and what is the most helpful way to address it. In this episode, we discuss how to best approach dealing with this volatile, yet crucial issue.
Illustrations are a great way to make your content come alive for your listeners. When utilized well, a story, metaphor, analogy or example can make the difference between your listeners merely understanding what you’re saying and truly feeling it and living it out. In today’s episode we discuss the four essentials of using illustrations. (more…)
It takes a skilled speaker to hold people’s attention for multiple sessions over several days. There are common practices that a lot of the best conference speakers have that enable them to capture and maintain interest in their topic. In today’s episode we discuss the five things great conference speakers do.
Are you ever curious what other preachers bring to the pulpit with them? I am. I want to know, “What’s on that page? What’s in those notes?” In this episode I reveal how I organize my notes and what I bring to the pulpit with me when I preach. We discuss the best way to use notes when you preach.
What’s the best way to outline a sermon? Where do you start? How do you outline your sermon for the maximum impact? In this episode we discuss the most killer way to outline your sermons. (more…)