There are several secret weapons in preaching. Two of them are storytelling and humor. When you put those two together it is a massively effective combination. In this video, we'll evaluate a great example of a pastor using storytelling and humor in a sermon to make a powerful point.
John Crist released a statement on his Facebook page explaining his recovery process over the last 8 months. In it, we find many lessons for pastors and other public figures.
I received this email from a subscriber: "My biggest frustration with preaching and preparing is finding topics to build sermons around... ...I think this will become more difficult once I start building sermon series. Either way, it is something I am praying about and I know God will guide me with this!" In this video I deal with how to select topics to preach about and how to map out a year's plan for sermon content.
Andy Stanley just made an announcement that all North Point Ministries locations will not meet in person until at least January 2021.
Don Lemon was talking to Chris Cuomo recently on a CNN segment. He made some statements about what he thinks Christians believe about Jesus. I wanted to give comment to this because not only were his statements inaccurate biblically, but it's also not what Christians believe - like he claims. There are lessons for pastors in this because it shows how important it is to remind our people of our basic beliefs about Jesus that we might take for granted.
I received this email from one of my subscribers... "My sermon challenge is the inability to time my messages (sermon). Most times, a beautiful sermon will have to be ended abruptly because of time constraints." He is not alone in this struggle. All of us have dealt with running out of time when preaching. In this video, I offer 3 tips for dealing with time constraints ahead of time.
If you've ever preached a sermon and wished you could make it go further than just Sunday, here are 3 ideas of things you can do THIS WEEK to make sure your sermon reaches more people beyond Sunday.
What do you want people to say about your sermon when they get in their cars and drive home? This is an important question that no one talks about. But if you have this question in mind as you prepare it can set you up for success in a number of ways! In this video, we'll discuss the importance of this question and how to use this question in your preparation.
Tim Keller’s Book, Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism, has been instrumental in my development as a preacher.