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5 Different Ways to Prepare a Sermon: Pastors Share Their Secrets

5 Different Ways to Prepare a Sermon: Pastors Share Their Secrets

It’s interesting how many different ways different pastors prepare a sermon. Five different pastors share what a week of sermon prep looks like for them.
Thanksgiving sermon 2 Tips for Thanksgiving Sermons

2 Tips for Thanksgiving Sermons

I don’t know about you, but I find the Thanksgiving sermon to be one of the most difficult preaching assignments of the year.
Have You Fallen Into the "Passionate Preaching Trap"?

Have You Fallen Into the “Passionate Preaching Trap”?

If a pastor isn’t careful, they will only preach on the things they find important. This can be good and bad.
3 Tests of Pulpit Plagerism: Do You Pass Them?

3 Tests of Pulpit Plagiarism: Do You Pass Them?

How do we walk the line between preparation and outright theft? Here's help.
9 Life-Saving Tips for Preaching on Hot Topics

9 Life-Saving Tips for Preaching on Hot Topics

You don’t want anything to compromise your effectiveness.
Preaching Secrets

24 Preaching Secrets from 5 of the Best Preachers in North America

These 5 people have worked for years to preach life-changing and God-honoring sermons.
what is Pentecost

What Is Pentecost?

What is Pentecost? It is both a Jewish holiday and a celebration for Christians. Pentecost has profound spiritual and historical significance.

11 Ways to Evaluate Your Own Preaching

The more important our work, the more imperative it is we strive to improve. Here's how.

Shed More Light on Your Preaching: 9 Ways

Every illustration should "let the light in." Do yours?

4 Questions You Should Ask Your Church at the End of the Sermon

A fresh approach to ending your sermon: Ask people to enter into the discussion.

Preaching on Marriage: Here Are 2 Things You MUST Do

After talking to pastors about these topics, many of them expressed a desire to not preach on marriage, relationships or sex. How about you?
Why R.C. Sproul Still Declares: 'I Believe in Preaching'

Why R.C. Sproul Still Declares: ‘I Believe in Preaching’

"History shows us that the greatest periods of revival and reformation the church has ever seen occur in conjunction with the frequent, consistent and clear preaching of God’s Word."

Your Sermon May Solve Problems but Is That Enough?

Sure: Address people where they are, but take them to another place to meet the Sovereign of the Universe.

10 Gifts Only a Preacher’s Wife Can Give

Joe McKeever: "She has the best seat in the house and the hardest job."

15 Excellent (and Simple) Ways to Improve Your Preaching

Chuck Lawless is leery of telling other people how to improve, but each one of these tips have worked for him.

The Lasting Impact a Preacher Can Make

What my grandfather had said from that pulpit lived on in a beautiful way in the lives of a wonderfully faithful couple.

How We Moved From Theological to Therapeutic Preaching—and Why It Matters

How We Moved From Theological to Therapeutic Preaching—and Why It Matters

Is “Multi-Site Video Preaching” Friend or Foe to Missional Churches?

Veteran pastor David Fitch believes in preaching. He also believes in the power of personal presence.

You May Be Called to Preach, but You Still Need a Role Model

"He gave no introduction to the sermon. This man simply stepped off the high diving board into the deep water. Except there was no deep water."

How to Cut: 9 Ways to Trim Your Text to a Preachable Size

"Each time you select an amount of Scripture to preach on a given Sunday, you are implying that the preaching portion is able to stand alone."
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