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Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Anyalysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon

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Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Anyalysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon

Over the last few days it seems the whole world has been talking about a 14 minute sermon. This should encourage those of us who are called to preach. The next time you think sermons can’t make an impact in this world remember this week and how a passionate message on God’s love touched the … Continue reading Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Anyalysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

8 Signs Your Congregation Is Not Happy With Your Preaching (and What to Do About It)

How’s your preaching? We all want to be effective preachers and grow our churches, but do you know if your congregation is pleased with you in the pulpit? Here are 8 signs that you need to make some changes: You don’t receive any feedback Although it’s unhealthy for preachers to live or die by feedback, … Continue reading 8 Signs Your Congregation Is Not Happy With Your Preaching (and What to Do About It) <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

6 Lies Preachers Tell Themselves about Church Growth

As long as I preach the word of God my church will grow Good luck with that! Preachers can’t just open the Bible and start preaching and expect people to flock to their churches. Much of the culture is skeptical of the Bible and don’t feel it’s relevant to their lives. Preachers must first convince … Continue reading 6 Lies Preachers Tell Themselves about Church Growth <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

3 Reasons Why Bad Preaching is Killing the Mainline Church

Several years ago Donald Miller wrote, “If Protestantism ever dies with a dagger in its back, the dagger will be the Protestant sermon.” Unfortunately, Miller was on to something. It is no secret that mainline Protestantism is on a steep decline. Some mainline leaders tap dance around the issue but, as they say, even if … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Bad Preaching is Killing the Mainline Church <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

The Secret to Great Preaching

(The following article was originally published on the Leading Ideas website.) Many preachers prepare sermons designed to reach the crowd at a seminary chapel service. They imagine their seminary professors sitting in the back pew critiquing their sermons. Other preachers sound like they have just come from a creative writing retreat. They have read everything Barbara … Continue reading The Secret to Great Preaching <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Make Them Sweat: How to Capture Listeners and Hold Their Attention

If you have ever taken a speech class you know that the beginning of your speech or your “hook” is the most important part of your speech. The same goes for your sermons. A compelling and time tested way to begin your sermon is to name a problem and promise to solve it. This creates … Continue reading Make Them Sweat: How to Capture Listeners and Hold Their Attention <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Press Release for “That’ll Preach!”

Charley Reeb has a great new book from Abingdon Press! -Do you want your preaching to be effective? -To preach with presence? -To prepare with confidence? If you apply the simple preaching method in the book you’ll preach the best sermons of your life! But don’t just take it from us – preaching professionals all … Continue reading Press Release for “That’ll Preach!” <span class="meta-nav">→</span>