Finding Effective Illustrations – pt. 2

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As I mentioned in my previous post, finding illustrations that illustrate a biblical truth with some precision while remaining appropriate in terms of content, length, and placement is one of the preacher’s most constant challenges. Here are some wells I draw from and I hope you’ll find some of it helpful as well: Imagery in […]

Finding Effective Illustrations – Pt. 1

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This two-part blog mini-series is designed to help pastors and public speakers learn to find illustrations and place them in their messages effectively. One of preaching’s ongoing challenges is to find ways to illustrate biblical truths in a way that is faithful to the text, not cheesy, not boring, doesn’t take too much time, isn’t […]

5 Ways to Prepare for Sunday Physically

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For those who preach, Sunday is the greatest of all days. I absolutely love Sundays. Despite my love for them, Sundays take an enormous amount of energy. When I began preaching, I dramatically underestimated its physical dimension. All of my energy went into preparing my soul and the sermon through study and prayer. It’s hard to […]