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Sermon Prep, August 3

Our text this Sunday is Ephesians 2:1-10. After praying that the Ephesians Christians would know the power of God that raised Christ from the dead, Paul shifts to write about their need to be raised from the dead; not physical death, but spiritual death. 119 more words

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Sermon Prep: Help For Applying the Bible to Your Hearers

In some circles, there is a question whether the preacher needs to apply the Word of God or whether that is strictly the domain of the Holy Spirit. 431 more words


Preaching Help: Improving Your Sermon Illustrations

It has been said that sermon illustrations are like windows that let the light in so that people can better see the truths we are preaching about. 588 more words

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New parables?

My task this week is to tackle some of those most mysterious teachings of Jesus that we usually call parables. In particular, parables about what the author of Matthew’s gospel calls the Kingdom of… 378 more words


10 Do's and Don'ts of Sermon Introductions

Yesterday I shared my Sermon Prep Checklist [Find it here]. Since many new expositors struggle with how to begin a sermon properly, I thought that these… 274 more words

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Sermon Prep, July 27

This Sunday we will complete Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23. Our text will be verses 20-23. These final verses serve as a transition in the letter. 234 more words

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Sermon Prep, July 20

As you may know, this past Sunday we did not complete Ephesians 1:15-23. Lord willing, we will do so this Sunday.

Last Sunday we focused on Paul’s determination to pray (Eph 1:15-16). 228 more words

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