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.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Sermons

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There is no “one way” to prepare a sermon. There are some better than others. However, the “best way” to prepare a sermon may be different based on one’s training, the space in which one prepares, and a variety of other factors. Recently, I took the time to write out my process and create a […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 87

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Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: We can tell who our real friends are by how they treat us when it’s not cool to be our friend. Adult friendship dynamics are simply an amplification and slight sophistication of the schoolyard. People will give to need, but they give to vision more […]