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Pastor, Use This Checklist for Better Preaching

  • Preach your sermon to yourself before you preach it to others.  If it’s not meaningful and transformational to you, then go pray and study some more.
  • Listen and watch other preachers and public speakers.  Don’t copy them, but learn from them.  You should sound like yourself when you teach.
  • Comedians are masters at introducing a concept and then bringing it back later in their talk.  We can do the same in our messages.
  • Our opinions don’t matter as much as we think they do.  Preach the Word of God, not your personal preferences or popular opinion.
  • For better preaching, read Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln, one of the best books on public speaking that I have read.