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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When Someone Gets Sick

When Someone Gets Sick In The Worship Service This really isn’t a story about funny things happening, but it does give us something to reflect on.  What do you do when someone gets sick during a worship service, or while you are preaching? The Setting It was my very first Sunday at Covenant Life Church […]

When Perceived Disaster Strikes

When Perceived Disaster Strikes In these last couple of posts I’ve been using stories from preachers to illustrate what to do when things go wrong. We’ve looked at what to do with a major mistake in your sermon, as well as what to do if communion goes badly.  Today I want to illustrate something that […]

When Communion Goes Badly

picture of communion elements

When Communion Goes Badly In the last post I began a series of reflections on what to do when things go wrong with your message or in the worship service.  Most pastors today try to have the various elements of a worship service blend together.  So it affects your sermon if other areas of the […]

When Something Goes Wrong

When Something Goes Wrong Inevitably, there will come a time in your preaching when something will go very wrong,  either in the worship service or in your message.  What do you do then?  For many years I’ve had a practice of asking this question when with a group of preachers: “What’s the funniest thing that […]

Final Tricks of the Trade

Final Tricks of the Trade We’ve been looking at the tricks of the trade of television production, and how applying them to preaching can help us improve.  Here’s the first in this series of blog posts.  There are many other things that we could name as tricks of the trade for television, things like using […]