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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Guidelines For Using Humor In A Sermon

Guidelines For Using Humor In A Sermon This will be the last post in this series on humor in a sermon.  The previous posts begin here.  In this post we’ll develop some guidelines for using humor in a sermon that will help you in the use of this effective tool. Guideline 1 For Using Humor: […]

Humor Can Make A Hard Truth Hit Home

Humor Can Make A Hard Truth Hit Home We are looking at humor in sermons in this series of posts.  Today we are going to see that humor can make a hard truth hit home for your listeners. A Hard Truth Hits Home In his book, Preaching Nuts and Bolts, Brandon Hilgemann describes a pastor who, he […]

Using Humor Makes Your Sermon Memorable

Using Humor Makes Your Sermon Memorable Using humor makes your sermon memorable for your audience.  Think about the last good joke you heard in a sermon.  Didn’t it catch your attention?  Didn’t it make you ready to listen to what came next?  Humor is a wonderful way to engage your audience well.  But, it has […]

Great Sermons Reflect Practice

Great Sermons Reflect Practice The past series of posts dealt with illustrations.  Now we turn to the key to moving your sermon from good to great: practice.  Great sermons reflect practice by the one delivering it. Car Buyers’ Remorse I hate buying used cars, largely because of a bad experience  many years ago.  I believed […]

Finding Illustrations Useful for Preaching

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