Entries by Bruce Ballast

Unconventional Preaching Hooks People

Get And Hold People’s Attention One of the secrets to memorable preaching is that unconventional preaching hooks people into your subject.   Think about it: today the attention span of your average listener has been molded by the media.  In a typical television show, images are changed every 3 to 7 seconds.  When you preach, […]

Good Preaching Attracts Hearers

The Talker-Hearer Disconnect One of the secrets I’ve learned over the years is that people will tune in to good preaching and tune out boring preaching. Back in 1989 I had the privilege of attending the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Manila, the Philippines.  The messages were stirring, powerful.  The seminar speakers spoke powerfully. […]

Preaching Positive Words

Positive Words Have Greater Power Than Negative Ones In my last post I noted that words are important.  Words, empowered by the Holy Spirit, change lives.   It is obvious, I believe, that preaching positive words has a greater impact than preaching negative ones.  View this short video about Thomas Edison. The point is, of […]