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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The Worst Sermon

The Worst Sermon In the last post I shared about how I learned to look at the big picture in preaching.  I recently engaged in a class to improve preaching.  The discussion among those who were part of the class made me remember the worst sermon I ever preached.  It was, without a doubt, awful, […]

Seeing the Big Picture

See the Big Picture In the last several posts we’ve been looking at what to do when things go wrong in the worship service.  Here’s a link to the first post in that series.  Today we’re going to explore how to see the big picture in your preaching. This past week I read some missionary […]

When Your Main Point Isn’t

When Your Main Point Isn’t We have been looking at some stories of when things went wrong in the preaching context, and then trying to come up with a plan for meeting these challenges.  This is part of a series, and you can connect with the first one through this link.  In today’s post I […]

Preaching When Someone Makes a Scene

Preaching When Someone Makes A Scene How do you go about preaching when someone makes a scene in the service?  That’s the theme of this blog.  If you are a regular reader, remember that we are looking at what to do when things go wrong.  This link will give you the first in the series, […]

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 […]