In the final video of this "How to Write a Sermon" series, we dive into the Holy Spirit's vital role in sermon prep!
In step 6 of this series, we dive into why and how you should rehearse every sermon you preach!
In this video, we dive into the concept of collaborating on your sermons. We'll explore why it's so helpful to get feedback on your message BEFORE you preach it.
Alliterations are NOT the problem, forced alliterations are the problem.
In this video, we dive into how to build powerful and sticky points for your message.
In this video, we dive into how to build an outline for a sermon.
As a pastor, I rarely get to experience what it's like to be a first-time guest at a church. Most Sundays, like many church leaders, I'm at my own church. But recently I was a first-time guest at a church where no one knew who I was. I couldn't help but make note of what it was like to be a first-time guest there. While the people were generally very friendly, their process for welcoming a newcomer was lacking in a few key areas. These few simple tweaks would better position them to retain first-time guests. I hope this is helpful to you as you think about what it's like to be a first-time guest at your own church.
In this video, we dive into how to study the Bible for a sermon.
Five years ago this week I launched Preaching Donkey! Preaching Donkey was born out of a desire to discover the most effective ways to create and deliver messages that captivate and inspire listeners toward life-change.
Discovering what works in preaching was, and still is, a passion of mine because of the disconnect between best-practices in communication and what is so often the norm in preaching.
I first noticed this disconnect while I was completing my undergraduate program. I majored in communication and learned how to connect and communicate with people. Then, in my graduate work in seminary, I learned how to bore everyone with the Bible.
The way preaching was taught, at least how it was taught to me and so many pastors I’ve helped over the years, was so stilted and technical that it would satisfy the rubric of a seminary professor, but it would put everyone else to sleep. I knew there had to be a better way to preach biblically sound sermons that were, at the same...
Writing a sermon can be a daunting task! Where do you start? What do you do first, second, third? How does it all come together in the end? In this series of videos, I will show you a simple process to go from blank page to ready for Sunday in 7 steps.