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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How To Overcome the Curse of Knowledge

How to Overcome the Curse of Knowledge In the last post we identified a major obstacle to effective preaching, the curse of knowledge.  In this post we are going to consider how to overcome the curse of knowledge in your preaching. A Reminder Let’s review for just a moment what the curse of knowledge is. […]

The Curse of Knowledge for Preachers

The Curse of Knowledge for Preachers In this post we are turning away from the subject of the past several weeks, new maps for sermon making, to a challenging subject: the curse of knowledge for preachers as they present their sermons. What is the Curse of Knowledge? I am writing this post after being to […]

How To Create An Integrative Sermon

How To Create An Integrative Sermon There is one more “map” to consider as we consider new ways of thinking about organizing your sermon.  The Integrative Sermon attempts to bring together all the elements we looked at in previous posts.  So the title to this post is: how to create an integrative sermon for your […]

A Visionary Sermon Tutorial

A Visionary Sermon Tutorial In the previous post we considered how to create a visionary sermon.  This post will be a visionary sermon tutorial that will help you as you craft a visionary sermon. Preaching The Visionary Sermon Here is how Kenton Anderson describes the challenge of preaching the visionary sermon. Painting is a powerful […]

How To Make A Visionary Sermon

How To Make a Visionary Sermon We have been considering how to use some new maps, or organizing principles for your sermon.  Here’s the first post in this series.  Below is the image that lists the various kinds of maps that are discussed in Kenton Anderson’s book, Choosing To Preach.   In this post we are going […]