Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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Looking and Feeling Good for Preaching

Looking and Feeling Good For Preaching In the last post we considered how you should dress for preaching.  You should look like your audience, or dress one step more dressy than they do.  In this post I want to consider a somewhat controversial issue: looking and feeling good for preaching. Physical Health and Preaching I […]

Looking Like Your Audience

Looking Like Your Audience We turn now from considering the use of humor in your sermons, as in these last few posts, to a consideration of something most preachers learn the hard way.  Looking like your audience is important.  If you don’t, they might tune you out when you preach. Let me put this in […]

Guidelines For Using Humor In A Sermon

Guidelines For Using Humor In A Sermon This will be the last post in this series on humor in a sermon.  The previous posts begin here.  In this post we’ll develop some guidelines for using humor in a sermon that will help you in the use of this effective tool. Guideline 1 For Using Humor: […]

Humor Can Make A Hard Truth Hit Home

Humor Can Make A Hard Truth Hit Home We are looking at humor in sermons in this series of posts.  Today we are going to see that humor can make a hard truth hit home for your listeners. A Hard Truth Hits Home In his book, Preaching Nuts and Bolts, Brandon Hilgemann describes a pastor who, he […]

Using Humor Makes Your Sermon Memorable

Using Humor Makes Your Sermon Memorable Using humor makes your sermon memorable for your audience.  Think about the last good joke you heard in a sermon.  Didn’t it catch your attention?  Didn’t it make you ready to listen to what came next?  Humor is a wonderful way to engage your audience well.  But, it has […]