Entries by Bruce Ballast

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Learn to Speak In Pictures

      Speak in Pictures My grocery store has them.  So does the gas station that I use.  So does the restaurant where I occasionally lunch.  What am I referring to?  Screens–lots of screens.  Pictures saturate our world.  Apparently, someone came to the conclusion that I can’t stand a few moments in line with […]

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Questions to Ask

      Questions Before Preaching Another way to prepare to preach is to ask specific questions as you go through the preparation process.  In this post today I want to look at questions to ask when you are preparing to preach.  The purpose of asking questions like these is to help you think through […]

Topical Preaching

Topical Preaching We have been looking at the subject of styles of preaching.  In the last post, we looked at an example pf preaching exegetically.  This week I want to turn our attention to topical preaching as a tool to prepare your message.  One thing you will find, if you read a lot of books […]

Preparing to Preach Illustrated

    An Example of Exegesis In the last post we looked at the subject of how you prepare to preach a sermon.  We considered the difference between Exegesis and Eisegesis, and considered a suggested pattern to be used.  In this post I want to look at preaching using exegesis in your preparation of a sermon. […]

Prepare to Preach

    Prepare to Preach One of the secrets to turning the act of preaching into an art is to learn to prepare to preach powerful sermons.  In this post we begin a series on how to go about putting together a sermon.  There are  many styles of good preparation.  I remember hearing a nationally-known […]

Preach with Passion

      Make Sure You Preach With PASSION We’ve come to the end of our consideration of TULIP, the acrostic that describes the top tips for preaching.  We’ve seen that a good sermon addresses the needs of the hearers, or is Therapeutic.   Another top tip is to include something Unconventional occasionally.  Make sure […]