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Pulpit Humour: Five Pointers

Some churches get very upset if the preacher uses any humour in the pulpit. I suspect heaven will be a shock to their system!  Other churches esteem humour above all else that comes from the pulpit.   317 more words

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Building Preacher-Listener Connection - Part 4

The connection between preacher and listener is a multi-faceted and complex thing. We’ve scratched the surface of the preacher’s personal life, their pastoral ministry… 317 more words

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Share Scars Not Wounds

Knowing how much to share of ourselves is a challenge for preachers.  Some tend toward over-sharing, others veer the opposite way.  When we share nothing we can give the impression that our lives are perfect, or that we don’t care about listeners because we treat them as recipients of our education efforts rather than the richer fullness of our preaching. 403 more words

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Subtlety - A Key in First-Person Preaching?

Recently I enjoyed a first-person sermon from a student in class.  He preached as an observer of Jesus’ healing the paralytic in Mark 2.  What he did well made me think about effective first-person preaching.  430 more words

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Illustration Variation

Be careful that you don’t get stuck in a rut with your illustration material.  Here are some favourites that preachers sometimes find themselves repeating:

1. Sports… 249 more words

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Sermon Planning Strategy

As you plan your message you have some critical strategy decisions to make.  Let’s consider a couple of them:

  1. Where will you make the relevance of the message show?
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