Certain words and phrases can dilute our sermons and hinder our messages. We should actively seek to eliminate these distracting expressions from our sermons.
Perusing Pauline Parallels
Want to know the key passages where Paul discusses justification or his advice on dealing with governmental authorities or food offered to idols?
Summer Reading Suggestions
If you are looking for a summer read, I have a recommendation, Saying It Well by chuck Swindoll.
“Titanic” Problems with Preaching Current Events
Sermons should be devoted to expounding scripture, not commenting on current events
Let the Word do the Work
The preacher must resist the natural urge to rely on their own strength, wisdom, creativity, and charisma. Instead, the preacher must recognize the inherent power available in God’s Word.
Your Sermon Might Be Struggling If…
In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck…” routine, I offer this comedic tool to evaluate your preaching. Your sermon might be struggling, if…
If Your Illustration Causes Your Sermon to Stumble, Cut It Off
“. . . it is better to have a dry eyed listener who leaves with a firm grasp of biblical truth than a snot slinging, Kleenex crushing, heart-warmed person who cannot even remember what passage you preached.”