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Excerpt from “That’ll Preach!” by Charley Reeb

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Excerpt from “That’ll Preach!” by Charley Reeb

“What I have discovered as I have taught other preachers is that many of them 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. They have been rigorous in their research of the biblical text. They are diligent in … Continue reading Excerpt from “That’ll Preach!” by Charley Reeb <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

9 Things You Never Want Visitors to Say After Your Sermon

Recently Pew Research Center reported that folks looking for a church home value good preaching most of all. I just had a conversation with a millennial that backs this up. He told me that while good coffee, edgy technology, and flashy worship services are nice, if he doesn’t hear authentic, engaging and inspiring  messages he … Continue reading 9 Things You Never Want Visitors to Say After Your Sermon <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

The Naughty Nine: 9 Things Preachers Should Never Say

Preaching is challenging. When someone suggested to Winston Churchill that he ought to put his oratorical skills to use as a preacher he replied, “I am not such a fool as to think that I could speak to essentially the same people about the same subject each week and keep their attention.” Our job is … Continue reading The Naughty Nine: 9 Things Preachers Should Never Say <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Having Trouble Finding a Good Sermon Illustration?

I’m sure you’ve been there. You feel pretty good about your sermon but it’s missing a solid story or illustration. You have trolled the internet and the only thing you can find are cheesy or canned illustrations. The good ones you have already used or they have been worn out by other pastors. You think … Continue reading Having Trouble Finding a Good Sermon Illustration? <span class="meta-nav">→</span>