Proclaiming The News

Proclaiming the News In the last post we began a series of reflections on different kinds of sermons.  We've looked at what it means to admonish well in that post.  Proclaiming the news is another kind of sermon. Proclamation the News Described I…

Doing Admonition Well

Doing Admonition Well In this post I want to turn to something that is very important when you are thinking about the kinds of sermons that you are going to preach.  In the next several posts were going to explore different subject kinds…

Praying For Preachers Produces Power

Getting Prayed Great Praying for preachers produces power in sermons.  Tony Campolo learned this lesson well when his church called a new pastor.  As with most churches, there was a search team charged with the task of finding the…

Partners in Prayer For The Preacher

Praying for the Pastor We've been looking, in recent posts, at the presentation of the sermon, including gestures, vocal variations, and speaking rate.  The subject after this one will be the various types of sermons that can be preached,…

Using Powerpoint for Punch

Guidelines for Using Powerpoint I've been giving several guidelines for the presentation of your sermon in the past several posts. In this post, we turn to the subject of powerpoint. I am aware that many of you do not have the equipment…

Create Positive Gestures

Use of your body Watch What You Do With Your Hands Mistake #1: Use No Positive Gestures When I was a teenager, the church of which I was a member got a new pastor. Because I was actively involved in ministry in the church, he…
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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…
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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…