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Preparing a Sermon Last Minute

Have you heard the phrase, “Preach, Pray, Or Die”.  Not a very jovial phrase, but you get the point.  A pastor must always be ready to preach.  59 more words


Reading Biblical Commentaries

I’m Usually Like:

How can you write so much and say so little?


Developing An Original Sermon

Confession time.

Just the other day I was prepping for a sermon and I couldn’t think of anything to speak on. I listened to Steven Furtick, Willie George, Andy Stanley, and so many other pastors who are creative and come up with original sermons and yet I couldn’t find anything inspiring enough for me to preach on. 395 more words


To the person who doesn't think they're worth a place at the table

Sometimes when I’m working on a sermon, I get caught up in the “engaging the text” part of sermon prep. According to my preaching professor, this is the first step during which you do not crack open a commentary, but just let the text speak to you. 730 more words


Sermon Prep, August 10

This Sunday our text is Ephesians 2:11-22. Through the life of Jesus we have been brought into the covenant blessings God promised to his people. 89 more words

Sermon Prep

There are times when I encounter a young expositor (or wannabe) who feels that his knowledge (or at least his ability to parrot someone else’s knowledge) must be on display in his sermons; so he speaks in such a way that the man in the pew cannot understand him, and he feels all the more spiritually superior than most for his erudition.

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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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