As we wrap up 2020 and look forward to another year of ministry and preaching, it's important to take a moment and reflect on what's most important in our preaching.
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When it comes to delivering a sermon, there is nothing more important than engagement. If you don't have the attention of your listeners, they won't hear and respond to the message. It is vital to capture and maintain the attention of your listeners when you preach. But how? There are many challenges that work against our ability to keep people engaged when we preach. In this video, I'll give you three practical tools you can use to keep your listeners engaged in every message.
How do you find your voice as a preacher? This is challenging because there are SO many voices we can listen to. There is no shortage of sermons we can watch and preachers we can seek to emulate (or even imitate).
So when it comes to finding your voice as a preacher, how do you find it? In this video I'll give you some practical steps you can take to finding and strengthening YOUR voice as a preacher.
In the days before Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other streaming services ruled the media viewing world, I was really into box dvd sets. They were all the rage, and I was all in.
Lost was the first TV show I watched on dvd with each episode in immediate succession. I was in college at the time and had a load of classes for which I should have been studying. But instead I would watch an episode and go immediately to the next and the next and the next. I would tell myself, “This is the last episode tonight.” But inevitably I would push it to one or two more. Why?
The producers of Lost (and every good TV show before or since) were masterful at building tension. They knew the secret to keeping people on the edge of their seat and coming back for more.
Television and movie producers understand something a lot of preachers do not: You have to make people care about your content before they’ll give their attention to more of it.