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The Weekly Emotional Process of Sermon Preparation

How many times have you hemmed and hawed when writing a sermon? (Lightstock)

Have you regularly experienced these ups and downs when preparing a message for your congregation?


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.


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.


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.


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?


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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