Friday Stream of Consciousness – 118

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: Summer is the best season of the year. At least, if you live in California. I wish it never ended. Even the hot days have their purpose. I hate cold weather, unless I intentionally choose to go skiing or something. So, I’m thankful God have me born […]

5 Common Preaching Mistakes & How to Fix Them

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Preaching week after week, year after year is extremely challenging. Doing so with any degree of consistency and excellence is even more challenging. No preachers is at their best every weekend. Personal matters and church issues can hurt preparation time. Sometimes the well just seems dry. There’s no freshness, no zip on the old fastball. Sometimes, we feel like there’s another gear out there somewhere–we just can’t find it. Below are five common preaching mistakes we make. There are obviously more than this, but here is a sampling. I suffer them all at one time or another. Add to this list or comment on any of these in the comments section.

Process – Friend or Foe?

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I have a love-hate relationship with “process.” By process, I’m referring to that which we require as a pathway to accomplishing a given task. If you want to become a member of a gym, you must fill out paperwork, disclaimers, pay money, get a photo id card taken, and obey the gym rules going forward. That’s […]