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Requirement for a Pastor: The Ability to Teach

Joe McKeever
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Most preachers would rather preach than teach, but find out why teaching is a crucial part of it all.

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4 Benefits of Eye Contact in Preaching

Do you make good eye contact when you're preaching?
Do you make good eye contact when you preach? (Mark Lorch)

Making eye contact with your congregation—or someone else’s—is critical when giving a sermon. Here’s why.

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4 Factors to Balance in Your Preaching Calendar

Rick Warren
How much balance is in your sermons? (Rick Warren)

When planning your sermon agenda for the upcoming year, do you balance your subjects? Here are some things to look for.

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The Power of Preaching a Limitless Life

What limiting labels has the world placed on you that you can overcome?
What limiting labels has the world placed on you that you can overcome? (Lightstock)

We wear a lot of labels in life. But are some of those labels limiting, and are they God’s intention for us?

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Ron Phillips: The Cost of Grace

a raging river

The movie A River Runs Through It is narrated by Norman, one of the main characters. He makes this statement about his father, a minister:

“My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation – came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy.”

While we rightly view grace as a free gift, grace always costs someone something.

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8 Ways You Might Be Losing People in Your Sermons

Boredom-at-church-smallerAre you losing people when you preach? Do people check out during your sermons?

After listening to thousands of sermons and preaching quite a few myself, I have learned eight different ways that pastors lose people in their sermons.

1. Sloppy transitions. You just told a great story. It was funny and thought-provoking. But as soon as the story ended, you suddenly switched direction and started talking about something else.

Wait, what? Slow down. How did we get from that funny thing your kid did to some old guy in the Old Testament?

Where is the connection?

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