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How I Do Sermon Prep

I was at the dentist office yesterday, when asked about what I do for a living.  When I told them I was a pastor, I was met with a little bit more enthusiasm than I can honestly say I was expecting.  851 more words

What Christmas is really about

When you think of Christmas, what do you think of?  What is the essence of what Christmas is about?  Notice I didn’t ask what Christmas is about for you.   721 more words


How do you prep a sermon?

I am occasionally (very occasionally, I should stress) asked what my process is for preparing sermons. I’m never quite sure if that’s asked in the spirit of, ‘oh, that was good, how did you prepare that?’ or, ‘that was terrible, what process led to that rotter?’ More likely, I suspect, it is closer to, ‘I have no frame of reference at all, how do  969 more words

Practical Advice: Choose a Book to Preach Through

I am by no means an expert preacher. I have preached around 20 or so sermons in about 8 years of preaching. But as a young preacher myself, I want to share any advice I can to other preachers. 456 more words


Proper 22

A writing for Modern Metanoia

MATTHEW 21:33-46

‘Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watch-tower.

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I Am

Who are You?

In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 16, Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Can you answer that question? I am not talking about the first question he asks which is,  114 more words


Facing Jesus

I was struck by a convicting thought during our congregational text study this morning. The Gospel text for Sunday is Matthew 14:22-33; Jesus walking on the water. 226 more words