create vocal variety

Create Vocal Variety

How You Speak Makes A Difference In the last post I began the subject that I called Guidelines for Sermon Delivery. I want to continue that subject in this post. Having said, in the last post, that we should keep a pretty vigorous pace…

Guidelines for Sermon Delivery

How You Talk Makes a Difference In the last post I talked about the fact that your sermon has to be interesting if people are going to go along on the journey of your message. In this post, let's begin a series of posts that describe some…
preaching to a bored audience

Make Your Message Interesting

Make Your Message Interesting You have to make your message interesting if you want it to be memorable. I've mentioned this many times before in this blog, as you can see from this post on illustrations, or this one on keeping your message…

Notes or No Notes Preaching

Notes or No Notes? Are you a notes or no notes preacher?  That’s the question for today’s post.  In the last post we saw that it is helpful to have a map, or outline for your message. Now the question is how you lead people…

Create a Map

Creating a map In the last post we saw that one of the most effective ways of creating a sermon is to pick one point, one major idea that you are going to bring to people in a memorable way. …
hitting the target

Make One Point

One Point Preaching John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was one of the great speakers in the history of the United States. People still study…

It's About Jesus

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In my last post, I listed three goals, or destinations for your sermon: to get knowledge into your hearers' heads, to get Christ-like living into their hearts, and to inspire them in difficult times.…

Know Where You Are Going

The last three posts have had to do with the introduction to a message. Now we turn to the body of the sermon. One of the secrets to having a successful sermon is to know where you are going with your message.…

An Intriguing Question Makes a Good Introduction

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We are considering how to "hook" people with good introductions to our messages. We've seen so far that a story will accomplish that. So will a shocking statement. Today we are exploring the fact that an intriguing…

Shocking Truth Makes a Good Introduction

The in the last post, we began to look at the subject of the introduction to a sermon. We saw that a good story captures peoples' attention, and then serves as the gateway into the message itself. Today we are…