When we preach we make points.
Sometimes we make one point, other times we make multiple points.
But the point is, we make points.
A point is like any other part of our sermon... if structured and delivered well, a point can synthesize and drive home a powerful truth.
But often the power of a point is missed because of two simple mistakes preachers make when giving points in a message.
In this episode of the Preaching Donkey Podcast we are going to discuss what these mistakes are and how to deliver powerful points every time you preach.
Last week I made a video showing an illustration that Michael Todd recently did at Transformation Church. The video was met with feedback from some who loved it and others who didn't like it at all. In this video, I want to examine the question of what makes a sermon illustration effective and engaging and what makes it merely a distraction.
Should a sermon be long or short? Of course the answer to that question is a whopping, "It depends." But the better question to ask is, "What is the best way to use the time in a sermon?" No matter what, every preacher has a limited amount of time and attention from their listeners. In this video we explore how to make the most of the time you have and not waste any of it.
I get a lot of questions from the Preaching Donkey community about how to preach without notes or at least break away from notes more often. In this video, I'll show you three ways to reduce your dependency on notes so you can free yourself up to break away and better engage with your audience when you preach.
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Welcome to Preaching Donkey! This blog is about becoming better at communicating the message you want to get across. A lot of preaching resources focus on content; this one is more about communication.
Some topics I write about include sermon prep, sermon structure, sermon length, conversational preaching, getting feedback, rehearsing sermons, public speaking tools, maximizing impact, and anything else related to perfecting the art of preaching.
Who am I? I’m Lane. Do I know everything about preaching? Of course not. I have a lot to learn like everyone else. I just want to share my thoughts and start a conversation. I write about principles I’ve learned from nearly ten years of preaching regularly in a variety of contexts and studying communication in college.
While working on my seminary degree in pastoral ministry, I noticed that my preaching courses focused mostly on theological accuracy, biblical exegesis and sermon structure. These are all necessary, but...