Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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Keep Your Bucket Handy

Keep Your Bucket Handy In the last post I gave one of the great tips for more effective preaching: keep your radar on.  In other words, be aware of those moments around you when God’s movement in a life or in the community is obvious.  This post follows that idea up with the tip to […]

Keep Your Radar On

Keep Your Radar On One of the secrets to effective preaching is simply this: keep your radar on at all times.  The definition of radar is this, according to the  Merriam-Webster Dictionary of the English Language: 1. A system for detecting the presence, direction, distance, and speed of aircraft, ships, and other objects, by sending […]

Dealing With the Preaching Contract

Dealing With The Preaching Contract We’ve been talking in this blog about the agreements that exist between a congregation and the preacher.  You can check this out in the previous posts.  This is sometimes referred to as the preaching contract, and it includes subtle things like the time of the service, the dress of the […]

Don’t Break the Preaching Covenant

Don’t Break the Preaching Covenant In the last post I introduced the idea of the preaching contract, the things that the congregation expects of its preachers.  We saw that these expectations are usually unwritten, but are very real, and are essential for the preacher to understand if he doesn’t want to erect barriers to his message. […]

The Preaching Contract

sign about expectations

The Preaching Contract We’ve been looking at the question, “What kind of preacher are you?”  In the last couple of posts, we’ve looked at the difference between preaching and teaching, and saw that according to one definition, preaching is more appreciated by listeners.  In this post I want to continue answer that question by considering […]