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.

Could Your Church Use Some Good Luck?

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Is there such a thing as luck? Some Christians say they don’t believe in luck. Some pastors lament, in their quiet moments, the good fortune of other churches while questioning why they haven’t received such blessing themselves. “How come they’re so lucky?” they wonder. By “luck” they are usually referring to some coincidence that happens […]