If we do not try and understand the paradigm of the people we are trying to reach, how then are we going to present the gospel in a way that touches their lives personally?
Too much preaching takes a sling-blade to the bruised reeds, then runs them over with a mower, then hacks at them with a machete, then tells them, “I have good news.”
I am certainly no expert in preaching or sermon preparation. However, I have found this process helpful in the weekly ministry of preaching.
Pastor, remember with me: the gospel is sufficient for Easter Sunday and for every Sunday.
We must constantly get better at preaching. There’s too much on the line not to.
Finally, relax. Smile. Enjoy the work the Lord has called you to do; that he has entrusted you with.
Joseph is the most likely person in the Christmas story to be overlooked. Should it be that way?
Before you get them to the Place of the Skull outside Jerusalem, you must first meet them inside the city where they live.
Saying “in conclusion” says, “I’m finished but I’m still talking.” It says, “You can stop listening now.”
Sermon prep cannot be the equivalent of “treasure hunting” for lost pocket-change six-inches-deep in the beach sand.