How long should a sermon be? Is there an ideal time-limit or does it depend on context? How does sermon length vary from one denomination to another? What are some best-practices to keep in mind when determining how long to preach? We deal with all those questions and more in this video.
With Killer Sermons Academy open for just a few more days, I wanted to share something with you that’s been on my mind…
The more I work with preachers, the more frustrated I get with the bad information that’s out there about preaching. Here’s the myths many preachers are led to believe:
Myth 1: Spend thousands of dollars to go to seminary and learn how to give a technical, stilted sermon that makes their professor proud but doesn’t connect with real people.
Myth 2: Find their favorite one or two preacher(s) and just try to be like them.
Myth 3: Believe that more experience preaching will eventually lead to excellent preaching.
Myth 4: Settle into their preaching routine without discovering what truly engages people and keeps their attention.
Myth 5: Let every week feel like they’re cramming for a test last minute because they don’t have time to fit it all in.
Myth 6: Preach...
Have you ever wondered why some pastors seem to preach effective, compelling sermons on a consistent basis, and others struggle to get the sermon written and preached?
Is it that these preachers are smarter than the rest?
From what I’ve seen there is no ideal IQ or educational experience that can predict preaching success.
Is it that they have more time than other preachers? Maybe their days are 25 hours long?
Nope. Everyone has the exact same amount of time.
Or is it that they have a big personality and that’s all it takes?
Personality may get you places, but it won’t get you all the way. To preach compelling, clear, Spirit-led, actionable, killer sermons consistently you’re going to need more than the force of your personality.
What every successful preacher needs is simple:
A calling from God and a desire to reach people.
Preaching, at its root, can be boiled down to those two things.
But I know what you’re...
What is "pep talk" preaching? It's the kind of preaching that might be true, but doesn't really need Jesus. It doesn't "need" the Holy Spirit's work because people can go and "live it out" without Jesus.
We want to avoid this kind of preaching. There is a better way! In this video we explore 3 ways to ensure that Jesus is the center of our preaching and it is empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Application is vitally important in preaching. If no one applies your message, then why did you preach it? It's SOO much better when we know that our listeners are latching on to what we're saying and it's making a difference. In this video, we are going to explore three ways we can give application in our messages that makes them more applicable.
Preaching plays such a vital role in your church's ability to attract and retain first-time guests. What can you do to position your preaching to reach more people and encourage your church to invite more people? Rich Birch of Unseminary is on today to share some practical tactics to leverage your preaching for growth!
So much in preaching can get lost in transition! When moving from one thought to another, how do you make the connections? In this video we dive into four ways to smoothly navigate transitions in your sermons.
I've always been fascinated with stand-up comedy, and I've always wanted to try it. I finally did recently and I wanted to share with you what I am learning from the experience and what the take always are for us as preachers.