Entries by Bruce Ballast

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 […]

Search For the Right Illustration

    Searchfor the Right Illustration In the last post, we looked at the fact that illustrations open windows for listeners.  In this post, and the ones that follow, we will to learn how to search for the right illustration when you prepare your messages. As a reminder, we are exploring the TULIP of good […]