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Andrés Reid leads preaching workshops in Spain. He emphasises the importance of looking for excellence, being faithful to the Bible and living lives that shine in society.
I think it would be wise to schedule a break here and there.
True biblical preaching should always be potentially life-changing, and not at just the superficial level of traditional “to-do list” applications.
“I had one of the most moving moments of my life during the film”, says Argentinian actor Gaston Pauls, who plays the role of Luis Palau.
Knowing yourself and knowing your preaching will increasingly help you to anticipate where a sermon may start to drag.
There is no one-size fits all introduction.
I keep hearing messages that start with an engaging or humorous story (great! Attention grabbed!) and then an awkward transition to the message.
Every passage of the Bible is saying something about something in a unique way.
We have to go above and beyond a casual reading of Scripture in order to speak it out to others.
The real challenge is not filling time, but knowing what to cut out to fit the time you have.
What may stir pride in the preacher? When might we be vulnerable to this great enemy?
We run the risk of making the humour a feature of the message, and sail very close to being an entertainer, which is a far lesser calling than being an engaging authentic proclaimer of God’s Word.
Once you have prayed, wrestled, tried, failed, corrected and tried again, you may eventually arrive at a golden destination: an understanding of the text’s details in context.
Our understanding of anointed ministry should be rooted in a thoroughly biblical understanding of the work and person of the Holy Spirit.
When an epistle does its work, it can really work in the heart and mind of a listener.
Blackpool Transport removed promotions for the event, after social media pressure from LGBT groups. “I am not coming to preach hate, I’m here to preach about Jesus”, Graham said.
A good preacher of poetry does for listeners what a gallery guide might do for me: lead me beyond first impressions, cause me to slow down and start to feel with the artist.
When a narrative does its work, it can really work in the heart and mind of a listener.
Preach to the people in front of you, but prayerfully ponder how the Sunday sermon can shape more than just that moment.
We represent God not only in what we say, but also in how we say it.
Myth 8: Since preaching is not a performance, as long as the content is good, delivery doesn’t matter.
Evangelist Hélder Favarin gives insights into how to preach the gospel evangelistically in a secularized society. Sometimes preaching “sounds like a foreign language to non-Christians”.
Myth 6: A sermon is just the sum of its parts.
Spurgeon's famous sermon turns 130 years old.
Myth 5: Only well-prepared sermons get blessed.